BBC National Orchestra of Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Biography

For over 90 years, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales has played an integral part in the cultural landscape of Wales, occupying a distinctive role as both a broadcast and national symphony orchestra.

Part of BBC Wales and supported by the Arts Council of Wales, it performs a busy schedule of live concerts throughout Wales, the UK and the world. The orchestra is an ambassador of Welsh music, and champions contemporary composers and musicians.

The orchestra performs annually at the BBC Proms and biennially at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, and its concerts can be heard regularly across the BBC – on Radio 3, Radio Wales and Radio Cymru.

BBC NOW works closely with schools and music organisations throughout Wales and regularly undertakes workshops, side by side performances and young composer initiatives to inspire and encourage the next generation of performers, composers and arts leaders.

Discography

Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Op. 47 & Humoresques, Opp. 87 & 89
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Fenella Humphreys (violin) BBC National Orchestra of Wales George Vass (conductor) Alrea..
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