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John Metcalf
celebrates 75th birthday

Ar hyn o bryd mae'r cynnwys
hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

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John Metcalf, one of Wales's most distinguished composers, turns 75 this week. 

John has been central to the Welsh music landscape and was awarded an MBE for services to music in 2012. 


To celebrate his birthday week we're sharing a different piece of his each day. Keep an eye on our social media channels and this page for updates!

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