Richard Ormrod Piano / Mary Hofman Violin

"Very impressive performances, full of passion and grace" - Cambrian News



Richard Ormrod and Mary Hofman have performed duos together for five years in venues across the UK as well as touring the Mediterranean, Malaysia and Cambodia. They are Making Music Selected Artists for 2020-21 and were due to release their first CD together with Ty Cerdd in September 2020. Unfortunately this has had to be put on hold due to Covid but hope to release it in 2021. When not making music they love to spend their time exploring the mountains around their home in north Wales with their two daughters.


 A live streamed concert for Rhyl Music Club will be released on 4th November:

BEETHOVEN IN WALES (all performances for 2020 - 21 are on hold due to Covid. Updates will be made whenever we have more information)

In autumn 2018 Mary and Richard started a project with Rhyl music club performing all ten Beethoven Violin and Piano sonatas in ten music clubs across Wales.  A new work by Rhian Samuel, Hilary Tann and Sarah Lianne Lewis has been commissioned for each set of sonatas. This project has been generously supported by PRS Foundation's Women Make Music, The Colwinston Foundation, Ty Cerdd and Gwyneth and Tony Peters. Click on the pointers on the map below to see dates and links to venues for performances in 2018-20 seasons. An article about the project can be found in The Wales Arts Review at:


Performances in 2020 - 21:


17/01/20: Carmarthen

7/02/20: Dolgellau

20/02/20: Welshpool

28/02/20: Machynlleth

14/03/20: Newport


29/03/20: Aberystwyth - postponed

18/04/20: Rhymney Valley - postponed

23/05/20: Wye Valley - postponed

03/10/20: Newport - postponed


Click below to hear an extract from a live recording (15/11/18) of Ludwig Van Beethoven Sonata Op.12.3.

Live recording Ludwig Van Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano Op.12.1 



Programme 1

Beethoven: Sonatas Op. 12.1, 12.2,12.3, 24

Rhian Samuel: Sonata (New Commission)


Programme 2

Beethoven: Sonatas Op. 30.1, 30.2, 30.3

Sarah Lianne Lewis: New Commission


Programme 3

Beethoven: Sonatas Op. 23, Op.47, Op.96

Hilary Tann: First Light: A Meditation on Beethoven Op.96 (New Commission)