Eilir Owen Griffiths is widely regarded as one of the most exciting Welsh composers of his generation. His accessible music for choir, orchestra and theatre is regularly performed throughout the UK and beyond.
His composition work has brought him many accolades, amongst which are the Welsh Livery Guild Prize (2004), the Barry Choral Society Prize (2004), the Composers’ Prize (2005), the Worshipful Company of Musicians Award (2005) and in 2008 he won the Main Composers Prize at the National Eisteddfod of Wales Cardiff. 2008 also saw Eilir release a CD of his work Y Gair.
Eilir is established as one of Wales’ most dynamic conductors and has won many of the top competition prizes with his choirs, Côr Aelwyd CF1, Côr Godre’r Garth, Côr y Drindod and The Blues Choir. He is associate conductor of the British Sinfonietta, is a regular contributor to concert platforms and musical events in the UK, and appears on television programmes as a performer and commentator.