Steffan Llewelyn (United Kingdom)
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Steffan Llewelyn is a 13 year old Treble who has a passion for opera and classical music. He enjoys playing the piano. He has recently achieved music qualifications; ABRSM Singing Grade 4 and 5 with Distinction,ABRSM Theory Grade1 and 2 with Distinction and Piano Grade 2 with Merit. He is currently working towards Grade 6 Theory,Grade 6 Singing and the RSCM Choral Gold Award. Steffan has performed many solos at Bangor Cathedral, one of his favourite pieces is the 'Magnificat by Stanford in G' .He has sang a variety of well known treble solos. During the 2014 ''Thousand Candles'' Christmas Concert he sang Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate Allelluia. He was awarded the Chancellor's scholarship for 2015/2016 in October 2015, this scholarship and medal is given for consistency and was presented to him in a special service by the Diocesan Chancellor in the presence of the Bishop of Bangor, however, Steffan decided to leave the Cathedral choir and has joined the robed choir of St Mary's Church in Conwy (famous for the ''we are seven'' grave). Steffan has performed with the likes of Shan Cothi, Rhys Meirion and has performed in a private concert for Aled Jones. More recently, he played the part of the youth in a Welsh version of Elijah Mendelssohn 'Eleias lead by Trystan Lewis'. Steffan has had the opportunity to take part as a soloist at a number of concerts, namely a concert by Shan Cothi titled 'Paradwys' in November 2015 and a concert with Rhys Meirion called 'Tonic' in December 2015 and numerous concerts called 'Llwyfan Gerdd' held at the Galeri, Caernarfon between 20014 and 2016. An invitation came by St Joseph Schola at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Pwllheli to sing at their Annual Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols. Steffan participated in the school musical titled 'Bancsi Bach'. He recently appeared on the television programme 'Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol' (The Welsh version of Songs of Praise) singing 'Ave Maria' by Bach /Gounod. He currently attends performance classes at Pontio in Bangor. Music theory and singing lessons at the Galeri in Caernarfon whilst piano lessons are a Saturday morning must. As it is the Eisteddfod season, Steffan will also be competing in various singing competitions in the locality. Steffan was cast as Linda Brown's grandson in the recent fictional Welsh Lookalike Agency programme called 'Run Sbit' on S4C by Cwmni Da. There is to be another series of 'Run Sbit' later in 2017. Both Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol and Run Sbit can be seen on S4C iplayer or on Steffan's youtube channel. @steffllewelyn He has been awarded (RSCM) Choral Silver Medal Award (Bishop's Award) with Distinction and Highly Commended. His passion for singing became apparent when he was given the leading part in a school production of 'Cinderella'.