About

A native of Rhewl, Llangollen, Meirion was educated at Wells Cathedral School, before winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied piano with Alexander Kelly, organ with Nicholas Danby, and organ improvisation with Naji Hakim.  As a student he held organ scholarships at Winchester Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, studying choral direction with David Hill and Martin Neary, respectively.

Having held organist posts at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, the Birmingham Oratory, and Brecon Cathedral, Meirion now pursues a freelance career as a composer, teacher, organ and piano accompanist, and répétiteur. A former staff accompanist at the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, and one of the official piano accompanists at the National Eisteddfod of Wales since 2009, he works too with Côr y Wiber (former winners of S4C’s Côr Cymru competition) as composer, arranger and accompanist.

His vocal and choral music has been recorded and broadcast on BBC radio and S4C. In 2011 he was awarded the Musician’s Medal (Tlws y Cerddor) for composition at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Recently commissioned works include Y Corwynt for Côr Heol y March, and the song Amryw o Wanwynau for Elin Manahan Thomas, as part of the Bangor Music Festival. Meirion’s works are published by SAIN, Novello, and World Library Publications in Chicago.