Huw Llywelyn


Huw Llywelyn is from Bethel, Gwynedd. He graduated with distinction from
the Benjamin Britten International Opera School at the Royal College
of Music in 2007. During his studies, awards and scholarships included the
Wingate Foundation, Yvonne Wells Award, James Pantyfedwen Scholarship,
Susan Chilcott Award and the Wessex Glyndebourne Award. Competition
successes include the 2005 Eryri a’r Cyffiniau National Eisteddfod where he
won in a number of categories including the Osborne Roberts Award. He
also reached the final in the Stuart Burrows International Voice Competition
(2007). Huw performs regularly at concerts and recitals throughout the UK and
abroad, with highlights including the London Welsh Festival of Male Voice Choirs
at the Royal Albert Hall (2004). Operatic roles include Nerone L’incoronazione
di Poppea (BBIOS); Nemorino L’elisir d’amore, Thaddeus The Bohemian Girl
(Opera South); False Witness St Matthew Passion, Peasant Leader Eugene
Onegin and title role understudy Albert Herring (Glyndebourne Festival Opera).
Huw joined the WNO Chorus in 2008, where roles have included Third Jew
Salome, Parpignol La bohème, Remendado Carmen, Pong Turandot,
Mosquito The Cunning Little Vixen and Lamplighter/Dance Master Manon Lescaut (including performances at the Savonlinna Festival).