Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals Concert

Sunday, 17 October, 6:30pm – Virtual Concert

A link to watch the concert will be available here from 6:30pm Saturday, 17 October 2021.

Rather than selling tickets, we kindly ask for donations.

This concert is part of the Festival’s outreach education programme in partnerships with Roberts of Portdinorwic, one of our sponsors, and funded by Arts & Business Cymru’s Culture Step programme.

Would you like to support the work of Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias, organisers of the Wales International Piano Festival?

Glian Llwyd (piano)

Glian Llwyd graduated with B.Mus (Hons) at University of Bangor in 2005, and was awarded an 
M.Mus in Piano Performance at Trinity College of Music, London in 2008. Glian Llwyd has pursued 
a freelance career as a pianist and accompanist and has played regularly at the National Eisteddfod 
of Wales, Llangollen International Eisteddfod, Gregynog Young Musician, and Bangor University.  

Teleri-Siân (piano)

Teleri-Siân is a solo pianist. A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, she has performed as both recital and concerto soloist throughout Europe, in Hong Kong and in the United States. In recent years she has developed a keen interest in playing new piano works. A recent highlight – before the pandemic – being the world première of Nicholas Simpson’s Piano Concerto. She teaches at Bangor Univeristy, Junior RNCM and Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias, where she was instrumental in establishing the Denbighshire branch.Teleri-Siân is also a linguist. She has a Masters Degree in Modern Languages from the University of Manchester, and she speaks Welsh, English, French and Italian. She lives in North Wales with her husband and their two young children.

Elin Taylor (cello)

Elin Taylor is a freelance musician based in Bangor, North Wales. She is a first-class music graduate 
from cardiff University, having received a Merit Scholarship to further her studies and achieve 
Distinction at Masters level. Elin enjoys a varied freelance career as a Cellist, teacher, creative 
music workshop leader and recording producer at her Anglesey-based music studio.