Huw Priday was born in the small market town of Brecon, Mid Wales. He won the Tenor solo prize at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod and was also awarded the 'Princeps Cantorum' (singer of the year). He studied in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and at the Royal College of Music.
Wales is known throughout the world as the Land of Song. Huw is proud of his Welsh heritage. In 1904, Wales was the epicentre of a spiritual revival that brought hope, peace and repentance to the Welsh nation. From there it reached out to the world with this message of God's love. For more information see www.1904revival.com
Huw has appeared with all the major British Opera Companies since leaving college in 1986. His operatic career has also taken him to mainland Europe singing in Germany France Sweden Denmark and Spain.
Huw also has an extensive oratorio and concert repertoire. His career has taken him all over the world, including Australia, America, Europe, Grand Canaries, the Middle East and the Far East. He has given performances for Royalty and Heads of States, including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles Princess Diana and the young Princes, The Sultan of Oman, The Kings and Queens of Denmark and Sweden. Venues have included The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Royal Albert Hall London. Sydney Concert Hall, The Royal Opera House Stockholm.
Huw has also shown his versatility by singing the role of 'Piangi' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera" at Her Majesty's Theatre in London's West End.
In October 1999 Huw sang in the World Premier of Alun Hoddinott's "Tower" singing the roles of 'David' and 'Senior Civil Servant' in Swansea, for which Huw received high critical acclaim in the National press.
Huw recently made his concert and television debut in the U.S.A. with future engagements being planned for 2004/5 in USA, Canada and main land Europe. In November 2003 Huw sang the tenor solo part in the World Premier of “Oratorio Terezin” by Ruth Fazal at the George Weston Hall, Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts in Canada. There will be further performances of the oratorio in Israel and the USA in 2005. Concerts this year have included a number of appearances in various churches and concert halls in America whilst nearer to home Huw has most recently appeared in concert at St David’s Hall, Cardiff and the Royal Albert Hall, London. He has made several appearances on UK television on both the BBC and ITV channels including “Song’s of Praise” and “My Favourite Hymn’s”.
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