Press Releases 2014-2015

Owain Arwel Hughes conducts Camerata Wales at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen


On Sunday, November 2nd eminent Welsh conductor, Owain Arwel Hughes will conduct Camerata Wales as they perform their Penblwyddi / Anniversaries concert at the Halliwell Theatre, University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Carmarthen.

Founded in 2005 by Owain Arwel Hughes, Camerata Wales’ is an established freelance orchestra of the highest international standard with members including many the leading Welsh orchestral instrumentalists.

To date, Camerata Wales has performed in some of the UK’s most prestigious performance venues including St David's Hall, Cardiff; Cadogan Hall, and - at the invitation of HRH The Prince of Wales - at St James's Palace, London.

In January 2014, Camerata Wales became the recipient of a major award from the Arts Council of Wales for the Penblwyddi / Anniversaries project, and the concert at the Halliwell Theatre is the culmination and celebration of this venture.

2014 marks the anniversaries of number of significant Welsh luminaries, including leading Welsh composers Alun Hoddinott, William Mathias and Karl Jenkins marking 85, 80 and 70 years after their birth. 2014 also sees 100 years since the birth of literary icon Dylan Thomas, the 65th birthday year of HRH The Prince of Wales, and 45 years since the investiture at Caernarfon Castle in 1969 giving the Penblwyddi / Anniversaries great relevance and significance.‌

With the support of a major award from the Arts Council of Wales, together with the support of education partners such as the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Camerata Wales marks each of these milestones in music through the Penblwyddi / Anniversaries project.

The project particularly focuses on giving new life to some of Alun Hoddinott’s; Williams Mathias’ and Karl Jenkins’ lesser known works by introducing them to new audiences.  It also features additional music written for or about The Prince of Wales and Dylan Thomas by additional Welsh composers, including Paul Mealor, Mark Thomas and Gareth Wood.

Championing the works of both new and established Welsh composers, Camerata Wales’ Penblwyddi / Anniversaries concerts will uncover some musical gems and will offer audiences in Wales the opportunity to enjoy some wonderful Welsh works performed by a highly acclaimed orchestra under the baton of the distinguished conductor, Owain Arwel Hughes.

Tickets cost £15 (£12 concessions) and are available by calling 0300 3230015 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm) or by visiting

Note to Editor

1. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University.

2. The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University.

Further Information

Sian-Elin Davies,
Senior PR and Communications Officer,
01267 676908 / / 07449 998476