Welsh tenor, Dafydd Jones, is currently studying as a scholar supported by the college at the Royal College of Music, London, under the tuition of Mark Tucker and Simon Lepper. In 2019, Dafydd was successful in winning the Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize – The Blue Ribbon at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, giving him the opportunity to perform in Ottowa, later this year. In 2018, Dafydd had the honour of being the tenor soloist in the World Premiere of Bob Chilcott’s remembrance work ‘Move him into the sun’ conducted by the composer himself. At the Royal College of Music, Dafydd has been fortunate to work in masterclasses with renowned Sopranos Louise Alder and Rosa Manion and was a finalist in the Brooks Van der Pump English Song Competition in February 2020. In the summer of 2019, Dafydd made his operatic debut as Don Ottavio in Opra Cymru’s touring production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and was casted for his international role debut as Clotarco in Haydn’s Armida at the Bregenz Festival in Austria last summer, but was unfortunately postponed due to Covid-19.