Tŷ Cerdd announces the first 14 composers selected 
for the CoDI career development programme

3 September 2018

Fourteen Welsh and Wales-based composers have been selected to participate in Tŷ Cerdd’s new initiative, which was launched in early June. CoDI Composer Pathways is a multi-faceted programme, aiming to create a community of Welsh composers, promote shared learning and collaboration, and provide creative opportunities.


The artists’ call was made in June, offering paid creative development opportunities for up to 14 composers. 65 applications were received. Three specialist panels were convened to select the composers, listed below.



Nathan Dearden    Daniel-Wyn Jones   Sarah Lianne Lewis

Lucy McPhee     Mark McNamee    Carlijn Metselaar

Working with leading Wales-based composer Lynne Plowman and the Berkeley Ensemble over a series of workshops to create new works for performance at Cardiff University School of Music chamber music series in April 2019.

David Roche - composer in residence

Eloise Gynn - shadow

Composer-in-residence (and shadow composer) with Hijinx’s community company Odyssey throughout autumn 2018 to develop and realise the music for the Christmas production, which will run at the Wales Millennium Centre in December 2018.

Alan Chamberlain    Poumpak Charuprakorn    Tanya Dower

Kirsten Evans       Richard McReynolds      Daniel Soley

Similar workshop-model, with Swansea Laptop Orchestra (its two composers Jenn Kirby and Simon Kilshaw), culminating in a public performance at the Bangor Music Festival in February 2019.


Tŷ Cerdd Director Deborah Keyser commented: “The response to CoDI from composers has been extremely enthusiastic – and the panels have been blown away by the number and quality of applications. The 14 composers selected for Chamber, Electronic and Theatre represent a range of styles and backgrounds, and we’re excited to get going with the three projects in September. Watch this space for the next strand of activity – INTERACT – which will offer an online hub, plus workshops, networking, mentoring and the creation of Buddy relationships with music-making societies around Wales.”

CoDI Composer Pathways is funded by support from Arts Council of Wales, and from the PRS Foundation, with whom Tŷ Cerdd is one of 40 Talent Development Partners across the UK. In addition, PRS for Music is supporting the CHAMBER strand, in line with their work to develop the careers of composers around the UK. The Presteigne Festival – a Welsh organisation celebrated for its support of new music – is also a partner in CHAMBER, which is supported by the Hinrichsen Foundation.


For more information visit www.tycerdd.org 


Contact: Matthew Thistlewood

Tŷ Cerdd, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, CF10 5AL    |  029 2063 5650  |   matthew.thistlewood@tycerdd.org