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Apr 12

Welsh Regional Championships 2011

The band recently competed at the Welsh Regional Championships in Swansea where we achieved 4th Place playing Philip Wilby’s iconic Paganini Variations. Drawn number 1 the band was lead by our Professional Conductor Philip Harper who produce a very well received interpretation which just missed out on a consecutive trip to The Royal Albert Hall in October.

The band produced a fine account which on another day or draw may well have found us higher placed. 4barsest review stated: –

“Tongwynlais delivered a colorful, robust, and at times, excitable ‘Paganini’, under Philip Harper. ??Although variable in ensemble execution it was never less than engaging, and at times engrossing – especially the sublime flugel playing in the ‘sospirando’ by David James.  ??Other quality solo contributions gave a glossy veneer finish, but the ensemble playing wasn’t always of the same security or musicality”.

The Band would like to congratulate Cory Band on a fantastic performance and result, and to wish all qualifiers Cory, Beaumaris and Tredegar every success at the Finals in London in October.

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