The Greater Gwent String Ensemble consists of pupils from the Greater Gwent four unitary authorities.
The string orchestra is for the most part based on the string section of the Youth Orchestra. The group enjoys performing a wide range of repertoire from all eras and have given peformances most recently of works by Shostakovich, Elgar, Gorecki, Leifs, and Mahler. The group has been fortunate to have played in Poland as part of the Greater Gwent Youth Orchestra Tour. They are delighted to have been able to commission a work by the young Welsh composer Christopher Lloyd George Petrie based on an old Welsh Song.
Musical Director: Peter James
Age range of performers: 14 - 20 years
Myfanwy - Christopher Petrie