February 20th 2012 Clacton & North East Essex Arts & Literary Society

Two of Wales’ finest instrumentalists, pianist ANNETTE BRYN PARRI and harpist DYLAN CERNYW, both of whom have highly successful solo careers, regularly appear at the Albert Hall and other prestigious venues including The Sydney Opera House. Tonight they provide a unique and enchanting musical experience entitled “PIANTEL”. Sponsored by MR and MRS ERIC HAMMOND.

Dylan Cernyw, Biography

Dylan Cernyw Dylan resides in Colwyn Bay, and was educated at Ysgol Y Creuddyn School, Llandudno and received tuition by many recognised Harp tutors in Wales – Gwennant Pyrs, Dafydd Huw and Robin James Jones.

Dylan has won in the National Eisteddfod in 1989, 1991 and 1994, also a winner in the Cerdd Dant Festival in 1992.

Around Wales Dylan is a well known accompanist and is always on demand at different festivals and events. He is the resident Harpist for Bodnant Gardens, North Wales, The Imperial Hotel, Llandudno and Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog; three very popular and award winning venues.

A well known concert entertainer in Wales, he has also travelled abroad, playing in France, Germany, Holland, Canada, Prague, Switzerland, Edinburgh, Paris and Ireland as a Harp Soloist and accompanist.

Dylan has also appeared as a soloist and accompanist on the BBC television and radio networks.

He appeared in the 1,000 voices Festival at the Royal Albert Hall where he was a guest soloist in 1997, and shared a platform with Soprano Rebecca Evans. Other soloists with whom he has accompanied and shared platforms are Bryn Terfel, Eirian James, Shân Cothi, Gwyn Hughes-Jones, Rhys Meirion, John Eifion and Annette Bryn-Parry to name just a few to mention.

Dylan has also accompanied soprano singer Kathryn Jenkins and X Factor star Rhydian Roberts at concerts around the UK.

His favourites style is light music and of course Cerdd Dant!

In his spare time, Dylan is a keen member of “Côr Glanaethwy” of Ysgol Glanaethwy in Bangor where he sings and also accompanies the choir on harp.

Since the new millennium Dylan has been very busy, travelling abroad to special concert events and one special tour was Canada with the Caernarfon Male Voice Choir in 2000.

More recently Dylan travelled to Shaoxing, China with Ysgol Glanaethwy who were competing in the World Choir Olympics. Dylan sang with the senior choir and accompanied the youth choir on the harp.

Annette Bryn Parri (Piano)

Annette was born in the village of Deiniolen in Gwynedd, in which she still resides. Annette graduated at the Royal Northern College of Music in, she then joined the Music Department of the University of Wales, Bangor as a piano tutor to students following B.A. and B.Mus. degree courses. Annette has regularly accompanied many of Wales Top Opera Stars Bryn Terfel, Rebecca Evans, Jason Howard to name but a few, both at home and abroad.Annette has accompanied at the Albert Hall, London on several occasions and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir George Solti, Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana have been amongst her private audiences. She has worked regularly with Welsh National Opera for the last three years with the MAX Dept, and is currently performing as a soloist in a series of six Mass Male Voice Choir concerts throughout the North West at venues such as Liverpool Empire, Palace Theatre – Manchester and Grand Opera House, York. Annette made her debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2005, and performing there has now become an annual event in her busy schedule. Annette has been the musical director of Cor y Traeth Male Voice Choir in Anglesey since 2002, and is one of the founders and director of the William Mathias Centre in Caernarfon. Annette has recorded and produced over forty CD’s, accompanying Welsh and International singers and choirs, and produced Bryn Terfel and Rhys Meirion’s CD ‘Benedictus’, which was nominated for an award at the Classical Brit Awards 2006. Annette is also one half of the popular Piano/Harp Duo ‘Piantel’ with harpist Dylan Cernyw. They have recently

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