Born in the picturesque area of Snowdonia, Bedwyn Lloyd Phillips is a young and energised conductor currently based in North Wales.
Through his studies at the University of Birmingham, Bedwyn worked with both the University Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras under the tutorage of Daniele Rosina, as well as the University's large Wind Orchestra and String Orchestra. While at the University, Bedwyn explored his great interest in the Austro-German tradition, which included detailed study of Gustav Mahler and the symphonic tradition.
Bedwyn also pursues his passion for Welsh music, focusing on and advocating the inimitable works of Grace Williams. He is driven to bring the works of this pillar of orchestral music back to the concert hall after years of unjust neglect.
He has enjoyed working with many orchestras, including the Wrexham Symphony, Chester Philharmonic, and Blackburn Symphony Orchestras. He has also founded an orchestra in North Wales, and co-founded and the Orchestra of the New Age, based in Guildford, which brings young musicians from all over the country to explore larger-scale works.
Bedwyn was co-principal trumpet of the North Wales Youth Orchestra, and principal trumpet of the Liverpool Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2017, after a year of being principal percussionist with the Wrexham Symphony Orchestra, he won the Young Musician of the Year award during a busy season ranging from Nielsen to Elgar. While at the University of Birmingham, Bedwyn played with both the Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras, touring Czechia with the Philharmonic Orchestra in the Summer of 2019.