Associate Composers

Mervyn Burtch
Mervyn Burtch
It was with great sadness that we learned last year of the death of Mervyn Burtch. He is much missed as a composer, teacher and friend. We will continue to programme his music.

Chris Weeks
Chris Weeks, a Swansea based composer, has been closely associated with Crwth from its inception. He has written a number of commissions for Crwth including the three song cycles Morgensternlieder, Autumn and Il Gran Rifiuto; a Chamber Concerto, a wind quintet and Concertino for flute, bassoon and string quintet.

Damian Rees was born in Swansea and is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London. He studied composition with Steve Martland and Dominic Muldowney. While at the RAM he won the Idoles Owen Prize in 1997 and was awarded an LRAM in 1998. In 2005 Damian was jointly awarded the John Fussell Young Artist’s Award from the Swansea Festival.