Led by professional musicians, Songs and Scones are uplifting afternoon concerts that bring people together to enjoy fantastic toe-tapping live music or moving classical pieces in a relaxed setting.
Perfect for catching up with family or with friends whilst enjoying coffee, cake or a small tipple!
Tickets are £7.50, Hynt cards are accepted and Essential Companions are free.
All tickets include either tea or coffee with a delicious slice of cake.
Songs and Scones is supported with funding from Arts Council of Wales: Create Fund
About Boardman Bethan Semmens: Bethan studied with Ieuan Jones at the Royal College of Music, London, where she gained her Masters of Performance with distinction in 2013, generously supported by the Richard Carne Charitable Trust and the Arts Council of Wales Award. During her time at RCM, Bethan was nominated for a place to study at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg as an Erasmus student under the tutelage of Stephen Fitzpatrick, which she completed in winter 2012.
Prior to this, Bethan studied with Caryl Thomas at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she was the recipient of the Daniel Emlyn Davies award. During her final term she was invited to perform at the Royal reception for the opening of the new Welsh Parliament and also at some of the events which were organized to celebrate the opening of the new building at the RWCMD.
Bethan has been a masterclass participant with Catrin Finch, Elinor Bennett, Isabelle Perrin, Gabriella Dall’Olio, Ruth Faber, Catherine White, David Watkins, Milda Agazarian, Imogen Barford, Karen Vaughan and Marisa Robles.
Bethan has performed extensively as part of orchestras since being a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales. Her orchestral experience include appearances with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Southbank Sinfonia, Salomon Orchestra, Shostakovich Orchestra, Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra and Sinfonia Cymru, the latter leading to an invitation to take part with Catrin Finch in educational workshops, promoting the harp in local schools.
Bethan is part of two ensembles on the Live Music Now scheme, and to date her performing experiences have included recitals at the Fishguard International Festival as well as solo recitals, workshops and tours of care homes in Wales, England, Salzburg and Germany. Working with other musicians is of great interest to Bethan, having been a member of duos, trios and a quintet during her studies. She had the opportunity to perform Mozart’s concerto for Flute and Harp with Cardiff Chamber Orchestra in 2012.