The 2016 Llandeilo Festival of Music

9th July - 17th July

Beautiful Music Performed By Great Artists In An Idyllic Hill-Top Setting

W e l c o m e

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Early Day Motion for The Llandeilo Festival of Music

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St. Teilo’s Church, Llandeilo

Charlie Lovell-Jones (Violin) & Harry Lovell-Jones (Marimba/Violin).

With Simon Lovell-Jones (Piano)
Two Young Musicians Who Have Already Captured The Hearts Of The Nation.
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Simon Lovell-Jones, High Sheriff of Dyfed Professor Medwin Hughes, Harry Lovell-Jones, Charlie Lovell-Jones, Julia Jones.
Taken at this evening’s concert in St. Teilo’s Church, Llandeilo.

Charlie Lovell-Jones
Charlie Lovell-Jones is a 17-year-old violinist from Cardiff, Wales, has been described as one of the most promising young violinists in the UK. Charlie has given solo performances with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the RTE orchestra in Ireland and the English Chamber Orchestra. He has also performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Young Musician’s Symphony Orchestra in London and has made his Royal Festival Hall solo debut, performing The Lark Ascending.
Charlie has won numerous prestigious competitions for instrumentalists in Wales and the UK including the coveted Blue Riband Instrumental Prize at the National Eisteddfod. He is in much demand as a recitalist,and has twice appeared at the Llandeilo Festival. He very much enjoys talking to audiences about the music he plays.
With the support of Cardiff City Council and the Welsh Livery Guild, he has studied for the past four summers at the Cambridge International String Academy, working with international violinists Rodney Friend and Yuzuko Horigome.
Charlie led the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain, where he was awarded a Leverhulme Scholarship. He has also been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He is the youngest ever player with the John Wilson Orchestra and he performs with the Nidum Ensemble.
Charlie attends Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf in Cardiff where he passed his A Level Music with 100% three years early and last summer achieved 14 A* grades in his GCSEs.He is also the youngest person to receive the Composers Medal for Under 25s at the Urdd Eisteddfod. In May, Charlie will once again perform The Lark Ascending, this time in St David’s Hall with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Charlie studies with the eminent violinist Rodney Friend former leader of the London and New York Philharmonic Orchestras, and currently plays an important Italian violin made by Guadagnini from the distinguished firm J & Arthur Beare and loaned to him by a generous benefactor.
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Harry Lovell-Jones is currently in his first year on a scholarship to the world-renowned Royal Academy of Music in London where he is studying percussion.
He studies percussion with London Philharmonic Orchestra player Andy Barclay and timpani with Bill Lockhart of English National Opera.
Since starting his studies in London Harry has been playing with the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, which is made up of young players aged 18-25 and  various Academy ensembles.

Prior to this Harry attended Ysgol Gyfun Cymraeg Glantaf where he took A’levels in Music, French and English. Harry was a member of the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain  and then the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain with whom he became  principal percussion. With these orchestras Harry has performed in most of the major concert halls in Britain including live broadcast concerts from the summer Prom series at the Royal Albert Hall.

He has also led many workshops for National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain helping younger aspiring players to know what it is like to play in a large symphony orchestra. Harry and his brother Charlie have twice been invited to play as a duo at the Schools Prom concerts, also at the Royal Albert Hall. The first time was as piano duettists the second with violin and marimba having been selected from hundreds of groups from across the Great Britain. Their duo has also twice won the  Urdd Eisteddfod Instrumental Duet competition. Harry is also a keen footballer and plays in the Thames Valley league and the South Wales league.