Testimonials for the work of Elfyn Jones
Elfyn Jones is an inspiring composer with a unique voice and a growing national reputation. Currently he lectures on Plymouth University's BEd course (composition and practical musicianship) and is South West Music School's Lead Composer Tutor. He has worked for Opera Circus, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, National Youth Music Theatre, ENO Baylis, Welsh National Opera and Opera North amongst others. He has written two operas (The Nightjar, 1999 and Jacko's Hour, 2009), both of which attracted national critical acclaim at their first performances, and is currently working on his third, The Trial of Jean Rhys, libretto by Eleanor Knight, developed through Royal Opera House's VOX2 programme. It was featured at in August 2012 and excerpts were showcased at Linbury Studio and the Opera Europa conference in 2011 and 2012. His Symphony No 1: The Journey was premiered in May 2011. Commissioned work includes The Firebucket for ENO Baylis (1998), The Nightjar for Tete a Tete (1999), The Dead of Night for Opera North (2003), Fair and Softly Goes Far for National Dance Company of Wales/WNO (2011), and Nine Stories High for WNO (2012). Awakening, an overture for chamber orchestra, will be premiered in 2013 by Sinfonia Musicisti.