Jun 28, 2011

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod – Senior appointment for North Wales’ largest music festival

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is seeking to appoint a new music director. The vacancy follows the announcement earlier this year by the current chief executive, Mervyn Cousins that he would be leaving after next month’s festival.

The senior post, will oversee the artistic and musical side of the annual Eisteddfod, currently in its 65thyear.
Phil Davies, Chairman of the International Eisteddfod, says: “We owe a great debt to Mervyn for all he has done for the Eisteddfod during his eight years.  We hope to attract a successor who will carry the Eisteddfod forward while maintaining the high artistic standards that have been established over the last 65 years.”

A number of well-known musical figures have held the post of music director in past years, including Arwel Hughes and Roy Bohana. 

The first music director was WS Gwynn Williams, one of the founders of the Eisteddfod, shortly after the end of World War II.

It aimed then, and continues to bring people together from different nationalities as an antidote to the ravages of war and has been a strong influence for peace and goodwill ever since.

The world famous Eisteddfod stage has held performances by Pavarotti, Shirley Bassey, Katherine Jenkins and Bryn Terfel. This year, Lulu, Russell Watson, Ruthie Henshall and McFly will each perform during the festival.
Applicants interested in the position of music director, which carries an honorarium, are invited to experience the unique international festival taking place in Llangollen from 4 – 10 July.

Further information about the post can be found at www.international-eisteddfod.co.uk.    

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