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Gareth Glyn was born in Machynlleth, mid-Wales, in 1951; he is a music graduate of Merton College Oxford and a Composer Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music. He began composing while still at school in Ysgol Maes Garmon, Mold, and his works were first broadcast while he was still at University. He turned to composition as a career after winning numerous composition competitions in the 1970s, and has never been without a pending commission since.

His works are performed worldwide, and widely published and recorded - two orchestral works were released in the autumn of 2002 on the hugely successful ASV label. He received an Honorary Fellowship from the University Wales, Bangor, and the rank of Druid in the National Eisteddfod`s Gorsedd of Bards, for his services to music in Wales.

Gareth Glyn lives in Bodffordd, Anglesey, with his wife Eleri Cwyfan; he has two grown-up sons, Peredur and Seiriol.

To search Gareth's works on our online database, visit the Welsh Composers page or use our Music Library search facility.

External Links:

Gareth Glyn's website
View scores via Gareth Glyn's Sibelius page
Wikipedia - Gareth Glyn