Gareth Glyn was born in Machynlleth, Wales, in 1951, and is a music graduate of Merton College, Oxford.
He began composing while still at school in Mold, Flintshire, and his works were first broadcast by the BBC while he was still at University.
His compositions have been commissioned and played by eminent orchestras including the LSO, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, the Strasbourg Philharmonic, the Ulster Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, I Musici de Montréal and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
His output includes orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental and vocal works, musicals, songs and song-cycles for professionals, amateurs and children, music for brass band and large-scale works for orchestra, narrators, actors and audience-participation.
His work is widely published and recorded.
Gareth Glyn received an Honorary Fellowship from Bangor University, and the rank of Honorary Druid in the National Eisteddfod’s Gorsedd of Bards, for his services to music in Wales, a country whose history, song tradition, language and landscape inform his work.
Gareth lives in Bodffordd, Anglesey, with his wife Eleri Cwyfan.