Alun is already building a reputation as an ensemble performer and orchestral percussionist and is a Director of the professional drumline Box9 Drumline.
In July 2017, Alun was awarded a Masters Degree in Performance with Distinction from the Royal College of Music. He is grateful to the Hedley Trust, the Clemence Charitable Trust, the 2016 John E Mortimer Percussion Award from the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, Bell Percussion, the Elizabeth Evans Trust and the Royal College of Music for supporting these studies.
In July 2015, Alun graduated, B.Mus(Hons), from the Royal College of Music, where he was generously supported financially by the Soirée d'Or Committee and Douglas & Hilda Simmonds Award. During his time at College, Alun studied under David Hockings, Matt Perry, Adrian Bending, Andrew Smith, Anthony Kerr, Ralph Salmins and Mike Skinner; and had the opportunity of working under many world renowned conductors including Bernard Haitink, Roger Norrington, Vladimir Ashkenazy, John Wilson, Jac van Steen and Paul Daniels.
In October 2014, Alun performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales as part of a collaboration project with the National Youth Orchestra of Wales.
In September 2011, Alun was awarded his Associate level Diploma (ATCL), with Distinction, by Trinity College London.
He studied his A Levels at Wells Cathedral School where he developed his skills and interests in percussion under Jayne Obradovic, Jan Faulkner and Andy Tween. He performed regularly with the Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra and the Collegium and Ferio percussion ensembles. In his final year he was awarded a Gala Concert, the first percussionist at Wells to receive this recognition of outstanding musicianship and dedication to music, and was presented with the Roland Jacobs Trophy for his outstanding contribution to the Percussion Department.
In 2011 Alun had the opportunity to tour Asia. In April he visited Hong Kong as an ambassador of Wells Cathedral School giving concerts and masterclasses. The highlight of the tour was a Virtuosi concert at The Hong Kong Academy For The Performing Arts. In July, he visited Kuala Lumpur with Wells Cathedral School's Brass and Percussion Departments giving master classes and concerts. This tour concluded with a joint concert with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra's Encounter group in the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas.
Alun has performed with many of the Welsh National Youth Ensembles and Cardiff County Youth Ensembles. Highlights include performing with the National Youth Orchestra of Wales under the batons of Jac van Steen (2014), Grant Llewellyn (2013), Carlo Rizzi (2012) and Takuo Yuasa (2011), and the National Youth Brass Band of Wales (2009) when he was presented with the Ken Lloyd percussion award by the Musical Director Dr Robert Childs.
Alun has already performed on the stages of many of the leading concert halls, including London's Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall, Birmingham's Symphony Hall, Bristol's Colston Hall, Gateshead's The Sage and Cardiff's St David's Hall, Wales Millennium Centre and BBC Hoddinott Hall as well as those further afield including Hong Kong's Academy of Performing Arts, Kuala Lumpur's Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Berlin's Konzerthaus and Ostend's Kursall Concert Hall. He has also toured extensively in Europe since 2005 with various youth ensembles, including Germany, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Slovakia and Czech Republic.
A period of playing with Tredegar Town Band produced some memorable oportunities including recording the CD 'Spirit of the Valley ', playing a solo at the National Eisteddfod of Wales on S4C in 2009, featuring on BBC2's Listen to the Band and taking part in the Band's victory at the British Open Brass Band Championship in 2010.
Alun values all the opportunities offered and in return has used his talents and time to raise money for Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff.
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