The Friends of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales will be arranging an evening of entertainment and fundraising at Acapela in Pentyrch on the 27th of March 2022 featuring Mr. Wyn Davies.

Wyn graduated in music from Christ Church, Oxford. He became a repetiteur and Staff Conductor at Welsh National Opera. He has been guest conductor for English National Opera, assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera and Opera Banff of Canada. He was Director of Music for New Zealand Opera from 2005 to 2019.

Wyn also has a career in cabaret and has recorded several albums of JUST WYN.


Unfortunately, the NYOW residential course will not be taking place this year.  The organisers were very much hoping that it could go ahead in the summer but it has proved to be impossible.  They have been advised that social distancing will continue into the summer and some of the performance venues will not be open until the autumn at the earliest.  It is, of course, very disappointing news but nevertheless inevitable given the circumstances.

However, the young musicians will not miss out altogether as an exciting digital programme has been prepared for them in place of the usual residential course.  This will include digital sectionals, masterclasses, virtual performances and online social events.  Some of these online events have already started and are proving to be very popular.  You can find out more about the digital programme on the NYAW website: