Owain Gethin Davies
Since graduating with a music degree from UEA, Anne has covered the musical landscape in many forms: from specialising in the Harpsichord continuo to being the lead vocalist in a Big Band. Along the way she has been an accompanist, musical director and vocal cosh for a number of musical theatre companies.
Back in 2004 whilst living in West Yorkshire she was invited to be the accompanist for the New Mill Male Voice Choir, a position she held for twelve years.
She moved back home to Wales intent on retiring. However a chance meeting with a member of Cor Meibion Colwyn resulted in her becoming a member of their accompanist team.
Richard started playing the piano when he was seven, encouraged by his parents’ love of classical music. He was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where he continued to devote much of his time to musical endeavour and performed the Haydn D major concerto in 1983. In 1990 he was fortunate to become a pupil of Alfred Kitchin (1910-2003), who had himself studied in Vienna with Weingarten, a pupil of Liszt. Richard performed Beethoven’s Choral Fantasie in 2003 with the St Asaph Choral Society under the baton of Paul Harvey. In 2010 he won the Barlow Cup in the open composition class at the Chester Festival with an a capella setting of the Sanctus.
Richard a well as being accompanist for Cor Meibion Colwyn, is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Amici del Canto Chamber Choir and orchestra with whom he has toured extensively in Italy and Germany.