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Apr 29

Prize Winning Principal

Matt Rowe and Euph QuartetThe band is pleased to extend its congratulations to its prize winning Principal Euphonium player Matt Rowe who has today won the McGrenery prize for Chamber music with the Eu4ia Quartet.

Matt, one of the Cornwall contingent currently making his mark as a principal player with the Tongwynlais Temperance Band joined the quartet at the last minute and walked away as part of the prize winning team at Cardiff’s Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

The quartet’s leader, Grant Jameson commented, “What a great couple of days! Thanks to Ben Stratford and Matt Rowe for helping out today and of course to Jack Lapthorn!”

As the band continues to prepare for its next competitive engagement Band Chairman Iestyn Davies added, “We’re pleased to be able to support Matt and other fellow students who are currently both Undergraduate and Masters students at the renowned college. The band is a confident mix of both experience and youthful endeavour and it provides a great foundation for all we’re trying to achieve on the contest stage and in concert performances.”

As well as preparing for the Grand Shield in Blackpool, Ton can next be seen on TV as part of the S4C Band Cymru competition and is preparing for a session recording to be featured on its relaunched ReverNation site going live once again in the summer. Iestyn concluded, “We’re focused on the Spring Festival but in building towards the Nationals in October we’re keen to renew our online presence in order to reach new audiences.”

Further details of the band’s on-line platform will be announced in the coming weeks.