Rhodri Huw specialises in directing music, theatre, opera and large-scale events for television and cinema.
As a director with BBC Wales Music department for over twenty years, Rhodri worked on many high-profile musical concerts and events – highlights include Tom Jones and Beverley Knight’s Gospel Christmas; First and Last Nights of the BBC Proms; BBC Young Musician; Radio 2 Folk Awards; Cardiff Singer of the World; London Jazz Festival Opening Gala; BBC Young Dancer; Proms in the Park; Brecon Jazz Festival; Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Julia Fischer; Ten Pieces at the Proms; and the Doctor Who at 50 spectacular from the Royal Albert Hall.
In recent years he has directed several of The Royal Opera House’s productions for live cinema – credits include Nabucco with Placido Domingo; L’elisir d’amore with Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel; the Olivier Award-winning production of Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, and Richard Jones’s La Bohème. With Illuminations Media, Rhodri has collaborated with Phyllida Lloyd on her ground-breaking all-female Shakespeare Trilogy at the Donmar Theatre, with Wayne McGregor on A Winged Bull in an Elephant Case from the National Gallery, and with the Almeida Theatre on the critically-acclaimed TV adaptation of Hamlet, starring Andrew Scott and Juliet Stephenson.
Internationally, he has directed two of the Berlin Philharmonic’s annual Europa Concerts for EuroArts, conducted by Daniel Barenboim and Sir Simon Rattle; a dramatic interpretation of Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ from Cádiz with Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations; and for Idéale Audience, Rhodri directed the Missa Solemnis from Lisbon and The Creation from Naarden.
Documentaries for BBC Four include Prince: A Purple Reign; Fairport Convention; André Previn – All the Right Notes; legendary crooner Al Bowlly; The Andrews Sisters and Born to be Wild, the story of American rock.