Welsh Singers Competition

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The Welsh Singers Competition is a biennial singing competition that is held in Cardiff, Wales. The winner of the competition represents Wales in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World the following year.[1] The Competition is open to Welsh singers at the early stages of their career.[1] The final of the competition is held at St David's Hall in Cardiff.


  • The winner of the 1994 competition was Eldrydd Cynan Jones (Soprano)
  • The winner of the 1996 competition was Gwyn Hughes Jones (Tenor)[3]
  • The winner of the 2000 competition was Joanne Thomas (Mezzo-soprano).[4]
  • The winner of the 2002 competition was Elizabeth Donovan (Soprano)
  • The winner of the 2004 competition was Camilla Roberts (Soprano). The other finalists were Fflur Wyn (Soprano), Cecilia Eleri Smiga and Mark Chaundy (Tenor).[5]
  • The winner of the 2006 competition was Sarah-Jane Davies (Soprano). The other finalists were Caryl Hughes (Mezzo-soprano), Paul Carey Jones (Baritone) and Alun Rhys Jenkins (Tenor).[6]
  • The winner of the 2008 competition was Natalya Romaniw (soprano). The other finalists were Laura Parfitt (soprano), John Pierce (tenor) and Claire Watkins (soprano).[7][8]
  • The winner of the 2010 competition was John Pierce (tenor).The other finalists were Catrin Aur Davies (soprano), Rebecca Afonwy-Jones (mezzo) and Samuel Evans (baritone).[8]
  • The winner of the 2012 competition was Gary Griffiths (Baritone). The other finalists were Rhian Lois (soprano), Fflur Wyn (soprano), Sioned Gwen Davies (mezzo).[9]


  1. ^ a b "Welsh Singers Competition". Welsh Singers Competition. Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  2. ^ Jeremy Huw Williams
  3. ^ Hand picked by a star tenor
  4. ^ Joanne Thomas
  5. ^ 2004 Competition
  6. ^ musicalpointers.co.uk
  7. ^ "Goal in sight for top Welsh singer". Media Wales Ltd. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  8. ^ a b Welsh Singers Competition
  9. ^ [1]

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