Dalwyn Henshall 1957

Addysgwyd Dalwyn Henshall yng Ngholeg Prifysgol Gogledd Cymru ac yn yr Academi Sibelius yn Helsinki ble astudiodd y grefft gyda William Mathias ac Einojuhani Ratavaara. Enillodd nifer o ysgoloriaethau at y diben arbennig oddiwrth Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru a Llywodraeth y Ffindir. Cafodd diwylliant, traddodiad (yn cynnwys mytholeg) a cherddoriaeth y Llychlyn effaith arbennig ar ei waith: ers y gweithiau cynharaf y mae'r cyfansoddwr wedi osgoi arddull uwch-fodern, avant-garde. Does dim ots ganddo fo fod yn "hen-ffasiwn" yn ol rhai.

Ymddeolodd yn gyfangwbl o fywyd cyhoeddus yn 2002 wedi cyfnod hir o salwch difrifol. Dim ond ar gyfer difyrrwch ei hun y mae'n cyfansoddi ar hyn o bryd, wedi dinistrio oddeutu hanner ei weithiau canol oed.

Anglo-Welsh composer, Dalwyn Henshall studied with William Mathias at Bangor University and with Einojuhani Rautavaara at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki whilst in receipt of both a Welsh Arts Council Award to Young Artists and a Finnish Government State Scholarship. Subsequent doctoral and (Finnish Government funded) post-doctoral researches in Scandinavian and Finnish nationalism in music have profoundly affected his musical outlook and compositional style which has always been "mainstream traditional", actively eschewing modernism and avant-garde technique.

Dalwyn retired from professional and public life in 2002 following a serious illness, and composes, nowadays, purely for his own entertainment and vanity having destroyed and disowned about half his mature output.

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