Cowbridge Music Festival is proud to have formed partnerships with the following musical organisations. We look forward to working together, combining our strengths and doing even more for our community.
Children’s Musical Adventures
Children’s Musical Adventures was created by a family for families. As the parents of two beautiful little boys, Hannah and Patrick King developed a new-found respect for the impact music has on children from the earliest moments of life. Every child regardless of gender, sex, ethnic background or religion should be entitled to the best education and every education should include music. They also became aware that there simply weren’t enough interactive classical concerts that children and their families would feel comfortable in attending. They made it their mission to bring the highest quality musical experiences to children in both concert and workshop settings, to enrich and entertain and to take families on adventures using the power of music.
Music in the Vale
“Music in the Vale is a voluntary organisation with charitable aims, our main aim being to encourage excellence and enjoyment in the performance of vocal and instrumental music among young people. Our annual competition provides a supportive, friendly environment where young people can gain their first pleasurable experience of musical competition. The competition is open to singers, instrumentalists and ensembles aged 8-23 and resident in the UK. Everybody is welcome to compete as there are no grade restrictions.
This year’s competition will take place on Saturday 19th November (singers) and Sunday 20th November (instrumentalists) at Stanwell School, Penarth. We hope that everyone reading this will encourage any young musicians they know to benefit from the performance opportunities our competition offers.
MiV is extremely excited to be teaming up with Cowbridge Music Festival this year and for our competition winners to be performing in this year’s Festival concerts.”
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Junior Conservatoire
Every Saturday, the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is the home of the Junior Conservatoire. From your child’s very first steps in music through to intensive preparation for conservatoire-level training, the Junior Conservatoire offers opportunities for children and young people to learn in a stimulating and supportive environment, and to realise their full musical potential.
The Junior Conservatoire offers the only training of its kind in Wales, immersing students in a specialist environment where they can benefit from an intensive and holistic musical education. Crucially, it allows them to share these experiences with other young people, whose interests and goals are similar to their own. The aim is to enable students to explore their full potential, and to lay the foundations for a successful and fulfilling musical life.
Suzuki Cymru is the Welsh home of Suzuki teaching. We aim to inspire children to learn to play the piano using the Suzuki Method whereby children are immersed into music as they are immersed into their mother-tongue; they learn through listening and reinforcement. Musical Director Sue Bird is one of the most experienced Suzuki teachers in the UK and is in great demand as a teacher trainer all over Europe and the UK. A performer in her own right, Sue has enviable success with her pupils and through her highly inspirational teaching methods motivates them to become exquisite musicians from the earliest stages. With Suzuki Cymru even a beginner pianist will make the most beautiful sound that will impress audiences.