Karl Jenkins
"I adore Karl's compositions. From this quiet, gentle human being, comes the most amazing, haunting music, that is instantly recognizable, and loved across the world."
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Karl Jenkins knighted in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015

Karl Jenkins knighted in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015

Sir Karl Jenkins has been awarded a Knighthood (Knight Bachelor) in the Queen's Birthday Honours, announced on 12 June 2015, for "services to...
Read More
An interview with Karl Jenkins

An interview with Karl Jenkins

This interview was conducted with Karl in April 2015

 

When did you first develop an interest in music?

 

Well I was fortunate that...

Read More
Showcase your performance!

Showcase your performance!

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

To celebrate the release of Karl Jenkins’s @DGclassics Motets album check out our #SingMotets competition here! http://bit.ly/1sfxWWE

...
Read More
New Album Motets Released 9th May!

New Album Motets Released 9th May!

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Following the huge success of over 2 million records sold with critically acclaimed albums such as Adiemus, The Armed Man, The...

Read More
BBC documentary on Karl Jenkins available on BBC iPlayer

BBC documentary on Karl Jenkins available on BBC iPlayer

Friday, July 26, 2013

A profile of composer Karl Jenkins. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Terry Waite and Bryn Terfel are among those talking about why his music resonates...

Read More
Adiemes Colores Released 8th July

Adiemes Colores Released 8th July

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Karl Jenkins' Adiemus albums are known worldwide, all of them variations on the unique musical concept which he pioneered with the...

Read More
Inspired by the music  of “Naranja”

Inspired by the music of “Naranja”

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

This short film was submitted to Deutsche Grammophon, inspired by the music  of "Naranja" , a track from Karl's "Colores " CD. Please feel...

Read More
Karl Jenkins “The Armed Man ” UK Concerts Winter 2013

Karl Jenkins “The Armed Man ” UK Concerts Winter 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

After the sell out concert at London 's Royal Albert Hall in April , Karl has announced 3 more UK concerts featuring him conducting "The...

Read More
BOW documentary and concert film on S4C soon!

BOW documentary and concert film on S4C soon!

Friday, February 01, 2013

The 30 minutes' documentary film based on the story of The Bards of Wales (BOW) will be broadcast on S4C Saturday 2 February at 7pm,...

Read More
British premiere of Karl Jenkins’ ‘Beirdd Cymru’ on S4C

British premiere of Karl Jenkins’ ‘Beirdd Cymru’ on S4C

Thursday, January 24, 2013

S4C will broadcast the British premiere of composer Karl Jenkins’ new work - a dramatic musical interpretation of the poem, 'Beirdd Cymru'...

Read More
The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace and Requiem

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace and Requiem

Friday, November 02, 2012

On April 28th 2013 at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Karl conducts The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace and Requiem. Featuring the especially...

Read More
BBC Documentary Profiling Karl Jenkins

BBC Documentary Profiling Karl Jenkins

Monday, October 15, 2012

BBC One (ONLY ON WALES) is airing a documentary at 10.45 PM on Wednesday, October 17th profiling Karl 

A profile of the Welsh composer...

Read More
The Story of Wales - Network Premier BBC 2 7pm

The Story of Wales - Network Premier BBC 2 7pm

Monday, October 01, 2012

The Story of Wales will be featured on BBC 2 Network from tomorrow night at 7pm (2nd October 2012).

...

Read More
The Peacemakers enters the UK Specialist Classical Charts at No1.

The Peacemakers enters the UK Specialist Classical Charts at No1.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Peacemakers, a brand new choral work composed by Karl Jenkins, offers inspiration and solace for a time in need of both. It features...

Read More
Desert Island Discs

Desert Island Discs

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is Britain's most successful contemporary composer, Karl Jenkins. He is most famous for developing a...

Read More
Adiemus Used for Political Campaign without Permission

Adiemus Used for Political Campaign without Permission

Thursday, December 01, 2011

It has been brought to my attention that extracts from my piece Adiemus have been used as background music on an American political...

Read More
Karl Jenkins Update

Karl Jenkins Update

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Karl's new work The Peacemakers (Buy Tickets) is about to see light of day. Using text by Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Mandela, the Dalai...

Read More
DCINY: A Concert of Commemoration Honoring the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

DCINY: A Concert of Commemoration Honoring the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

One of the most extraordinary concerts of the last few years took place at Avery Fisher Hall on September 11th, 2011. In performances...

Read More
A “Global Sing for Peace” will commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

A “Global Sing for Peace” will commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

With Performances Around the World, culminating in a Memorial Concert at New York's Lincoln Center, Featuring the Music of Karl Jenkins and...

Read More
RTE lyric fm interview with Karl Jenkins

RTE lyric fm interview with Karl Jenkins

Monday, August 22, 2011

The RTE lyric fm interview with Karl Jenkins will be broadcast Friday 26th at 7pm.

You'll be able to listen back through...

Read More
Review - City Hall, Cork

Review - City Hall, Cork

Sunday, May 08, 2011

City Hall, Cork, The Armed Man

*****

"Stunned, overpowered, moved - these were some reactions I overheard from audience members...

Read More
Karl to attend MMA conference

Karl to attend MMA conference

Friday, April 08, 2011

Karl will be the special guest in Cambridge at this year's MMA Conference on May 21st.

Karl will provide a special interview with the...

Read More
The Very Best of Karl Jenkins

The Very Best of Karl Jenkins

Thursday, February 24, 2011

This 2CD compilation, released 21st March, presents a selection of the most popular pieces by the nation's best-loved living composer, Karl...

Read More
Karl Awarded CBE and performs for Her Majesty the Queen at this year’s Festival of Remembrance

Karl Awarded CBE and performs for Her Majesty the Queen at this year’s Festival of Remembrance

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

On Nov 16th Karl received his CBE from Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle, an event which rounded off a frantic two week period. 2010...

Read More
USA & Canada

USA & Canada

Monday, November 15, 2010

Jan 17th, 2011 [Martin Luther King Day] sees the USA premier at Carnegie Hall [conducted by Jonathan Griffith] of the recently released...

Read More
For The Fallen Article

For The Fallen Article

Monday, November 15, 2010

Remembering a Brave Uncle...

Western Mail Article, Karen Price

KARL Jenkins has composed a new work in memory of his uncle who died...

Read More
Classic FM Podcast launched with Karl

Classic FM Podcast launched with Karl

Friday, November 05, 2010

The Classic FM Podcast is launched today with Karl as this week’s feature. The podcast includes the biggest news and interviews from the...

Read More
The Shape of a Sound

The Shape of a Sound

Thursday, October 28, 2010

From Bach and Beethoven to Mile Davis and the Beatles, all great musicians have their own “Sound” – a particular way of making music...

Read More
Release of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

Release of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

Monday, October 25, 2010

Karl Jenkins CBE celebrates 10th anniversary of best-selling choral work The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

25th October 2010 - EMI classics...

Read More
Tenth anniversary of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

Tenth anniversary of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Following his prestigious award of the CBE from Her Majesty the Queen in her recent Birthday Honours list “for services to music” and the...

Read More