About the Festival
Organised by Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias and under the artistic leadership of international pianist Iwan Llewelyn-Jones, the 2020 Wales International Piano Festival (now held in 2021) will explore three key areas, namely performance, competition, and education.
The Festival will pay homage to Ludwig van Beethoven and his considerable pianistic legacy as we celebrated the 250th anniversary of his birth in 2020. Other festival themes include the centenary of Saint-Saëns’ death in 2021 and the promotion of new music from Wales.
The Festival will be a combination of virtual evening concerts streamed online and daytime live events at Galeri Caernarfon.
Honorary Patron: John Lill CBE
Honorary President: John Metcalf MBE
Opening Concert: Llŷr Williams Piano Recital
Available from 15 October, 7:30pm to 18 October, 10:00pm
Schubert: Impromptu D.935 No.2
Beethoven: Sonata no.18 in E flat Major, op.31 no.3 ‘The Hunt’
Chopin: Nocturne in D flat major Op.27 No.2
Chopin: Sonata no.2 in B-flat minor, op.35
If attending Festival events at Galeri remember to:
Wear a face covering unless exempt
Follow the one way system within the building
Register your attendance at the Festival desk
Take a Lateral Flow test at home before attending if possible