About Us

The spectacular coastline of Cardigan Bay in West Wales is the perfect backdrop for one of the finest music festivals in the UK – Musicfest Aberystwyth. Since 1986, we have hosted the exciting fusion of a world-class music festival and a summer school, attracting an international rostra of artists, teachers, students and audience alike.

We are back.

For 2024, we are committed to provide you with the world-class Musicfest experience that you have grown to love. Our summer school is taking place and we have some new courses as well as our supremely successful well-established ones. These will include Violin, Viola, and Cello.  Flute, clarinet , our vocal course, composition,and a new guitar course.

Our popular fringe events throughout Aberystwyth at more venues and more performance.

Our concert programme is also varied including the Welsh National Opera,Braimah Kanneh -Mason, Catrin Finch and Aoife Ni Bhriain,Pedair,Riyad Nicolas and Sinfonia Cymru with an astonishingly varied programme of concerts.


Meet The Team

Iwan Teifion Davies

Artistic Director


Musicfest is very pleased that Iwan Teifion Davies has agreed to take on the role of Artistic Director with immediate effect. Iwan is Director of Music for Aberystwyth University and Head of Music at the Buxton International Festival. Following studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and National Opera Studio, he was a staff conductor at the Salzburger Landestheater for three seasons, where he conducted repertoire ranging from Rossini to Philip Glass. A champion of Welsh music, he has conducted numerous world premieres, and collaborated with the orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Sinfonia Cymru, and Music Theatre Wales.

Joan Rowlands

Festival Manager

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Aberystwyth Arts Centre Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales (UK) SY23 3DE Email: musicfest@aber.ac.uk
Telephone: 01970 612034

Aberystwyth MusicFest
Registered Charity: 1184328
Company Number: 10520961