Rhiain Awel Dyer – Harp
Welsh harpist Rhiain Awel Dyer is currently
studying a Masters degree at the Royal Welsh College of Music &
Drama with international harpist Caryl Thomas after graduating with
honors at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where
she studied with Eira Lynn Jones. Previously she received lessons
at the William Mathias Music Centre in Caernarfon with Elinor
Bennett where she won the award for Best Pupil. Born in Mynytho at
the heart of the Llŷn Peninsula, Rhiain holds a DipABRSM and an
LRSM diploma and has enjoyed many successes in Welsh Eisteddfodau
Rhiain was a member of the National Youth
Orchestra of Wales and was the orchestra’s principal harpist for
two years. In October 2014 Rhiain was one of the few young
musicians from the National Youth Orchestra chosen to play
alongside the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in St. David’s Hall,
Cardiff. Rhiain had the great opportunity of appearing on BBC
Wales’ TV programme Connie Fisher’s Musical Map of Wales in 2011.
Another memorable experience was performing a duet with former
Royal Harpist Catrin Finch at the 2012 Caernarfon Harp Festival
concert. Rhiain also performed her own recital at the 2015
Caernarfon Harp Festival.
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