One hour before each of our concerts we have a 30-minute insight into the music and the context to the performance. These popular events are accessible and informative and a great way to get more from your concert experience.
Dr Jonathan James draws on both his conducting and teaching experience to give enthusiastic lectures in venues around the country. He works as a presenter for orchestras, including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic, and is founder-director of the Bristol Pre-Conservatoire.
Dr Keith Chapin lectures in music at Cardiff University School of Music. Keith is from Alaska originally and has also worked in New York and New Zealand and is also an active amateur violist.
Elin Jones is the Dramaturg for Welsh National Opera. Originally from Anglesey, Elin studied at Cardiff University, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. A keen singer, she has performed with leading Welsh language opera company Opera Cymru and has fond memories of performing in St David’s Hall with massed choirs while growing up.