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Music Staff

Stewart Roberts

Stewart Roberts MA,LRSM,PGCE

Musical Director

Stewart Roberts was educated at Treorchy Comprehensive School and later at Cardiff University, gaining B.Mus and M.A. Degrees in 1995 and 1996 respectively. He studied the piano with Richard McMahon and the cello with Chris Hodges. In 2001, Stewart was successful in gaining the LRSM Diploma in Piano Performance.

He now teaches in schools in Rhondda-Cynon-Taf delivering GCSE, A Level and instrumental teaching. Stewart has worked with choirs since 1991 when he was appointed accompanist to Côr Meibion Morlais at just 16 years of age. He was Musical Director of Dowlais Male Choir (2000-2007), Pendyrus Male Choir (2009-2019) and has been the current Musical Director of Treorchy Male Choir since November 2019 and Treharmony Choir since March 2023. He is also accompanist to Noteworthy Mixed Choir from Maesteg.

He has enjoyed competition success on many occasions, winning the Gwŷl Fawr Aberteifi (Cardigan Semi-National Eisteddfod) on 4 occasions (2010,2012,2017,2019) with Pendyrus Male Choir. Stewart also guided the Senior Girls Choir at Ysgol Cwm Rhondda to victory at the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Builth Wells in 2018 and his most recent success was with Treorchy Male Choir in 2022 winning the Eisteddfod Y Rhondda.

Stewart has accompanied some of Wales’ leading performers including Trystan Llŷr Griffiths, Rebecca Evans, Shan Cothi and Rhys Meirion. He accompanied Hayley Westenra in St. David’s Hall in 2007 and has recorded for TV with Michael Ball, Luke Evans and Donny Osmond. As a solo pianist, Stewart has appeared several times in St. David’s Hall and other venues in Wales with the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra, Cardiff & The Vale Youth Orchestra and Cardiff University Orchestra playing piano concertos by Grieg, Shostakovich, Mozart, Beethoven and Addinsell.

Stewart looks forward to a long and successful future with Treorchy Male Choir and it’s a dream come true for him to now be at the helm of his hometown choir.

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