Dylan Cernyw – International Harpist
Having won many prestigious awards at festivals and events throughout Wales Dylan has also travelled abroad as a harp soloist and accompanist appearing and broadcasting on the BBC and other television networks.
Dylan Cernyw performs on a Lyon & Healy Silver Silhouette Electric Harp, a Salvi Aurora Harp, a Venus Paragon Gold Harp, Folk and late Erard Gothic Harps, depending on the occasion and recital mood.
Dylan is available for Church Weddings, Civil Weddings, Civil Partnerships, Solo Recitals, Concert Tours, Private Functions, Receptions, After Dinner Recitals and Tuition.
Originally from Llandudno he now resides in Colwyn Bay and was educated at Ysgol Y Creuddyn School in Llandudno and received tuition from many recognised harp tutors in Wales – Gwennant Pyrs, Dafydd Huw and Robin James Jones.
Dylan has won at the National Eisteddfod in 1989, 1991 and 1994 and was also a winner at the Cerdd Dant Festival in 1992.
Dylan is a well known accompanist in Wales and is always on demand at different festivals and events. He is the resident Harpist for Bodnant Gardens in North Wales, The Imperial Hotel in Llandudno and at Plas Tan y Bwlch Maentwrog; three very popular and award winning venues.
A well known concert entertainer in Wales and further afield, he has also travelled abroad, playing in France, Germany, Holland, Canada, Prague, Switzerland, Paris and Ireland as a harp soloist and accompanist.
Dylan has appeared in the 1,000 Voices Festival at the Royal Albert Hall where he was a guest soloist in 1997, and shared a platform with Soprano Rebecca Evans. Other soloists with whom he has accompanied and shared platforms are Bryn Terfel, Eirian James, Shân Cothi, Gwyn Hughes-Jones, Rhys Meirion, John Eifion and Annette Bryn-Parry to name just a few. He has released 3 albums with record company Sain, the first was released in 2000, the second in 2002, and most recently his album ‘Cartref’ in August 2011.
Dylan has also accompanied soprano singer Kathryn Jenkins and X Factor star Rhydian Roberts at concerts around the UK.
His favourite style is light music and of course Cerdd Dant!
In his spare time, Dylan has been a member of “Côr Glanaethwy” of Ysgol Glanaethwy in Bangor where he sang and also accompanied the choir on the harp.
More recently Dylan travelled to Shaoxing, China with Ysgol Glanaethwy who were competing in the World Choir Olympics. Dylan sang with the senior choir and accompanied the youth choir on the harp. He has also worked on two albums of film themes as projects in collaboration with Sain and Sunrise Music of Hong Kong China and is in discussions with the company for promotional tour of Hong Kong.