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Bethan Semmens


Professional Orchestral

  • Norwegian Opera Orchestra 2016
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales 2008 & 2009 & 2015 Ten Pieces Prom, Albert Hall
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra 2012
  • Southbank Sinfonia
  • Sinfonia Cymru
  • Women of the World Orchestra, 2016
  • Orion Orchestra, O2 Arena - Rick Wakeman support  2016
  • Worthing Symphony Orchestra
  • London Gala Orchestra
  • Bath Philharmonia 

Orchestral Training

  • Lambeth Orchestra
  • Orchestra Vitae
  • Midsummer Opera
  • Kensington Symphony Orchestra
  • Shostakovich Orchestra
  • Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra
  • RCM Symphony Orchestra 2011 - 2013
  • RWCMD Symphony Orchestra 2007 - 2011
  • National Youth Orchestra of Wales 2008 & 2009

Courses & Workshops

  • Erasmus course at Mozarteum, Salzburg, October – December 2012
  • IBACUS International Harp Course in 2011 & 2012
  • Charterhouse International Music Festival in 2010
  • Training and workshops for different aspects of work with Live Music Now


  • Debussy Danse Sacrée et Profane at Llandaf Cathedral & Stafford, 2015 & 2016
  • Solo appearance at National Brain Appeal carol concert, 2015
  • Solo appearance at the Houses of Parliament (Plaid Cymru) 2014 & 2015
  • Solo harpist for dance production of ‘ Blood on the Snow’, 2014 (No Fit State Circus, Cardiff)
  • Soloist for Creative Wales project with composer Helen Woods, 2014
  • Soloist at St John’s, Waterloo, 2012
  • Soloist at National Portrait Gallery, 2012
  • Solo appearance with Wimbledon Choral Society and Cardiff Polyphonic Choir, 2010 & 2012 Britten, Ceremony of Carols Cecilia McDowall, Fancy of Folksongs
  • Soloist at the opening of the new parliament, WMC 2011
  • Soloist working for the music project since 2014. Residency at 3 care homes in London Individual home visits Music classes for babies/toddlers and parents Visiting local school to play in productions
  • Live Music Now musician since 2008:   
  • Recital at WMC during celebrations of  Britten’s centenary year (Gregynog Music Festival) Solo appearance at Fishguard International Music Festival Duo appearance at Live Music Now Gala Concert  (Dora Stoutzker Hall) Duo appearance at the ‘Arts for Life’ conference for Arts Development UK Duo appearance at Gregynog Festival Solo and duo appearance at St David’s Cathedral Festival Tour of concerts in care homes as part of the North Wales International Music Festival Recitals at Wales Millennium Centre & Newport Riverfront Centre Concerts in care homes (Wales, England, Austria & Germany) Soloist at international delegates reception Duo performance for Yehudi Menuhin centenary celebration Soloist at Music Education Expo Soloist for tour of SEN schools in Tyne and Wear
  • Music in Hospitals musician since 2011:
  • Duo performance at Health Board Voluntary Service event, Cardiff Concerts in care homes (Wales & England)
  • Cerdd-dant accompanist in south Wales since 2010

Chamber Music

  • Member of Trio Aeolian since 2016
  • Flute and harp recital at the Northern Aldeburgh Festival 2015
  • Member of cello and harp duo since 2011. Duo on Live Music Now scheme since 2014 
  • London Chamber Ensemble - Member 2011-2013              
  • Member of soprano and harp duo since 2008. Duo on Live Music Now scheme since 2008


  • Richard Carne Charitable Trust Award, 2011 & 2012
  • Daniel Emlyn Davies Award, 2011
  •  Arts Council of Wales Award, 2011


  • Masters in Performance, (Distinction) Royal College of Music, London, 2013
  • Bachelor of Music, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, 2011
  • ABRSM Teaching Diploma, 2009
  • LRSM Performance Diploma, 2008

Professors: Stephen Fitzpatrick, Ieuan Jones, Caryl Thomas

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