Gareth Walters 1928-2012

Gareth Walters, was the son of Irwyn Walters, founder of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales.  He studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music, the Conservatoire National in Paris and the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy.

 

For 32 years he was a classical music producer with the BBC in London, and he also taught composition in the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music. In addition to his work as a composer, Gareth arranged many concerts in London and South Wales and was Artistic Director of both the Vera Smart Trust concert series at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, and the annual Gower Festival.

Many of his compositions have been recorded on LP and CD and there have been many hundreds of concert and broadcast performances of his works nationally and internationally.

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