Bernard Kane - violist and composer 



Composer-in-Residence with the Cardiff Sinfonietta, Welsh born violist and composer, Bernard Kane has performed and recorded with the likes of:


Quincy Jones, Arvell Shaw (Louis Armstrong All Stars), McAlmont and Butler, Lorna LuftRoger Daltry,

Natalie Cole, Ricky Martin, The Proclaimers,

Manic Street Preachers, Karl Jenkins,   

Julian Lloyd Webber, and Michael Sheen.

Bernard has received commisions to compose works for: The New York International Music Festival, Carnegie Hall, the Royal National Theatre, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Welsh Proms, and the Iris Prize Festival. 


Bernard  was commissioned by Owain Arwel Hughes to compose an Overture to Mr Dahl. The work was premiered by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Last night of the Welsh Proms, Cardiff on July 23rd, 2016. 

After being commissioned to compose a concerto for virtuoso euphonium player, David Childs - the premiere of which occurred on April 11th, 2017 at

Carnegie Hall, New York City - Bernard is currently working on composing a trombone concerto for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's principal trombonist, Matthew Gee

E V E N T S​

(Photo courtesy of Newsoundwales)

"...a showcase for Mr. Childs’ virtuosity, with writing emphasizing his strengths. It was a dazzling display".
- Seren Wen: Concerto for Euphonium and Wind Orchestra, World Premiere. David Childs, Euphonium 
New York Concert Review Inc. 
New York International Music Festival
Carnegie Hall, April 11th, 2017
Overture to Mr Dahl - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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