who attended Chetham’s School of Music
and the Royal Academy of Music.
His teachers included When Zhou Li and Mateja
In 1999, he
became a member of Sinfonia Cymru. Other groups with whom he has worked
include the Artea String Quartet, the Hereford
String Orchestra, the Hertford Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony
Orchestra, the Oxford University Chamber Orchestra, Philomusica
of Aberystwyth, the Shrewsbury Symphony
Orchestra, Symphonica Tywi,
the Tapestry String Quartet and the Wolverhampton
He was the
featured soloist with Symphonica Tywi in April 2005 for the “Violin Concerto”
of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
November 2005, he was the guest soloist of the Oxford University Chamber
Orchestra in a performance of “Violin Concerto No. 1” by Sergei
He performed “Violin
Concerto in D major” by Ludwig van Beethoven with the Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra at St. Mary’s
Church in Albrighton on 17th November
December 2008, he flew solo again, this time with Philomusica
of Aberystwyth, on the “Violin Concerto”
of Jean Sibelius at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
this concerto with the Wolverhampton Symphony
Orchestra at Cranmer
on 7th March 2009.
October 2010, he and fellow violinist Maxine Kwok-Adams teamed up for “Etudes-Caprices,
Op. 18” by Henryk Wieniaswki
and “Suite for Two Violins and Piano, Op. 71”, with keyboardist
He and pianist
Gareth Jones and cellist Steffan Morris
interpreted “Trio No. 6 in G, K. 564” by Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart and “Trio No. 2 in C, Op. 87” by Johannes Brahms at the Riverfront
in Newport, South Wales,
on 2nd February 2011
March 2011, he and pianist James Willshire performed
“Sonata in C minor” by Beethoven and “Sonata in G major”
by Mozart at the Lampeter Music Club.
violinist David Alberman, cellist Amanda Truelove
and violist Robert Turner interpreted “String Quartet No. 8 in E
minor, Op. 59, No. 2” (“Razumovsky”) by Beethoven at Jerwood
Hall in St. Luke’s on 13th March 2011.
2011, he was the solo violinist with Sinfonia Cymru in performances of “Concerto in D minor for
Oboe and Violin” by Johann Sebastian Bach.
the Tchaikovsky concerto on 13th November 2011 with the Hertford
February 2012, members of Sinfonia Cymru gave a recital at the Riverfront that comprised “Phantasy Quartet in F” by Benjamin Britten and “Septet
in E flat” by Beethoven.
String Quartet appeared at Hatchlands
Park in East Clandon on 22nd April 2012 for
a trio of quartets: “String
Quartet in D major, K. 575” by Mozart, “String Quartet in D
major, Op. 64, No. 5” (“The Lark”) by Franz Joseph Haydn,
and “String Quartet in F major, Op. 96” (“American”)
by Antonin Dvorak.
June 2012, members of the LSO interpreted Franz Schubert’s “Trout”
quartet at Jerwood Hall in St. Luke’s.
Rhys was the
guest soloist of the Hereford String Orchestra in a performance of “Violin
Concerto No. 3 in G” by Mozart at Leominster Priory on 30th