Peter Reynolds Composer Studio: Armida Quartet

© Felix Broede


24th May 2018, 9.30am-1.00pm
Cardiff University School of Music

Join us for an informal read-through of works written by participants on the Festival’s Peter Reynolds Composers Studio, played by the Armida Quartet. The Composers Studio is a residency for emerging composers with seminars, mentoring, composition workshopping, recording with world-class artists and exposure to contemporary music from around the world. The week-long residency, run in partnership with Cardiff University School of Music, aims to fulfil the vital need to give the composers at the start of their careers the best possible circumstances in which to hone their skills and create genuine career progression. If you would like to make a donation to support the programme, please email

This event is free to attend but please send Caroline an email at to reserve a space.

The 2019 Peter Reynolds Composers Studio participants are:

Will Frampton, Carol J Jones*, Richard McReynolds, Claire Victoria Roberts, Laura Shipsey* and Jerry Zhuo

The Composers Studio was named in celebration of our great friend and colleague Peter Reynolds, who passed away suddenly in 2016. Peter was a highly original composer whose works display a huge depth of knowledge of musical literature. He was not only highly informed but had a unique artistic perspective as well. These qualities, too, were evident in his work as a teacher, a role he discharged with great gentleness and generosity of spirit. He had a long connection with the Vale of Glamorgan Festival and at the time of his death was working on a special commission (of a fanfare for classic car horns) for the 2018 Festival. We are proud to honour his life and work by naming the Composers Studio for him.


Venue Details:
Cardiff University School of Music
Cardiff University, Corbett Rd, Cardiff CF10 3EB


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*Vale of Glamorgan Festival are grateful to the UK Friends Of The Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Foundation for supporting Carol J Jones and Laura Shipsey’s places on the Peter Reynolds Composers Studio