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John Metcalf 1946

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Swansea born John Metcalf is a leading Welsh composer of his generation. A joint UK/Canadian citizen, his composing career embraces a large variety of work including seven operas – two to commission from Welsh National Opera. His most recent opera, Under Milk Wood, was produced by an international consortium led by the Taliesin Arts Centre for the 2014 Dylan Thomas Centenary Festival. It received great critical acclaim, and is recorded on Tŷ Cerdd Records.


He also has an extensive catalogue of works for solo instrument and orchestra, including Paradise Haunts, Mapping Wales and Cello Symphony, and has written a significant amount of chamber music. His solo piano work Endless Song has been widely performed and broadcast. His music is well represented