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Portrait 2023

Short Biography

Dafydd Bullock was born in Llanberis, Wales. His compositions include 32 symphonies, 18 symphonic poems, 2 operas, 2 Requiems, two Mass settings, 33 string quartets and other chamber music and many songs and pieces for piano. He has written scores for 2 films. Works have been published in the British Isles, Belgium and Luxembourg. His work is represented on 42 CDs to date. In 1993 and 1994 he won first prizes at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, and in 1995 he was honoured in Wales by admission to the highest Order of the Gorsedd of Bards. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2005. His predominantly lyrical music has been performed and broadcast in many countries, including Japan, China, Brazil and Colombia as well as widely within Europe.

Dafydd Bullock wurde in Llanberis, Wales geboren. Zu seinen Kompositionen gehören 32 Sinfonien, 18 sinfonische Dichtungen, 2 Opern, 2 Messen, 2 Requiems,33 Streichquartette und weitere Kammermusik und viele Klavierwerke. Er hat 2 Filmmusiken komponiert. Verschiedene Werke werden in Großbritannien, Belgien, und Luxemburg veröffentlicht. Bis jetzt hat er 42 CDs aufgenommen.  1993 und 1994 gewann er erste Preise im Fach Komposition an der National Eisteddfod of Wales. Im Jahre 1995 wurde er in Wales durch Verleihung des höchsten Grads der Gorsedd of Bards geehrt und in 2005 wurde er Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Seine hauptsächlich lyrische Musik wurde in vielen Ländern gesendet und aufgeführt einschließlich Japan, China, Brasilien und Columbien, sowie in Europa.

Longer Biography

Dafydd Bullock combines several careers: composer, conductor, performer and teacher. His compositions are predominantly lyrical and communicative, although dissonance is not excluded.

His music is extremely well received by audiences throughout the world. Compositions include 32 symphonies, 18 symphonic poems, 2 operas, 2 Requiems, 2 Mass settings, 33 string quartets and other chamber music and many songs and pieces for piano. Performers in many countries have recorded his music, ranging from the Czech Republic to Argentina. His 37 CDs to date encompass string quartets, symphonies, choral and vocal music, music for piano and an opera. Many works are published in Wales, England, Belgium, Luxembourg and the USA. Notable recent commissions have included the Requiem for Jan Palach, commissioned by the Foreign Ministry of the Czech Republic (performances and  recording) and a Suite for Two Guitars (Argentine-Welsh Guitar Duo  - performances and recording from August 2009). Work has been performed and broadcast in countries ranging from Colombia, Brazil and Peru to Japan, China and Australia as well as most European states, with such varied stations as the BBC World Service, Radio France, RTBF 1 (Belgium), Konzertsender (Netherlands), RTL (Luxembourg), Radio 1 Prague and Radio Mozambique.

Performers have included his sister, the dramatic soprano Susan Bullock, Virtuosi di Basso, the 12 solo celli of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Arcata Ensemble and Dragon Strings (electric string orchestra) in Wales, harpist Elinor Bennett, the English String Quartet, the Jan Becher Quartet in Prague, numerous ensembles in Brazil, concert pianists Ronald Stevenson (Scotland), Leonardo Anglani (Belgium) and Antonio Eduardo (Brazil and Argentina), guitarist Richard Durrant (England) the choir of St. Margaret’s, London, the choral ensemble Trajecti Voces in Utrecht, Netherlands as well as concerts with his own ensembles, Eurocantica, Vox, the International Choir in Luxembourg and Mosel Voices.

In addition, he has received critical acclaim as a conductor, specialising in the music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, as well as romantic and contemporary performances. As a hobby, he has written four novels. More information is readily available on his website