Welsh Davies Obituary, Death – All of us at Oxenfoord are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of the renowned Welsh tenor, Ryland Davies. His departure leaves a void in the world of music that can never be filled. Ryland Davies, who graced our institution with his presence as the Public Masterclass tutor in 2006 in St Andrews and again in 2012 in Musselburgh, was not only a talented artist but also a remarkable human being.
Ryland Davies’ contributions to the world of classical music were nothing short of extraordinary. His powerful and emotive voice resonated with audiences worldwide, leaving a lasting impression on all who had the privilege to hear him sing. His passion for his craft was evident in every note he sang, and his performances were always imbued with deep emotion and musicality.
What truly set Ryland apart, though, was his warm and approachable nature. As the Public Masterclass tutor at Oxenfoord, he shared his wealth of knowledge and experience with aspiring young talents, leaving an indelible mark on the next generation of artists. His kindness, support, and good sense of humor made him not only an exceptional teacher but also a beloved mentor to many.
On behalf of Malcolm Martineau and all of us at Oxenfoord, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Ryland Davies’ family. While we mourn the loss of this remarkable tenor, we also celebrate the legacy he leaves behind. Ryland’s enduring impact on the world of opera and his contribution to the education of young artists will continue to inspire and influence generations to come.
Ryland Davies’ memory will live on through the voices of those he mentored and the hearts of those he touched. His music and his spirit will forever be a part of the rich tapestry of classical music, reminding us of the beauty and power of this timeless art form. We are honored to have had the privilege of knowing him and benefiting from his wisdom, and we will cherish his memory always.