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Karl Jenkins (b. 17 february 1944) is a Welsh musician and composer
Jenkins was born in Penclawdd, Gower, Wales. After attending the University of Wales, Cardiff, he began postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
It was in jazz that he initially made his mark. In the days of Jazz Polls he was a prolific poll winner, playing at Ronnie Scott’s club before co-forming Nucleus, which won first prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Read more on Last.fm
2017 Highlights from the European Brass Band Championships 2017
2017 Symphonic Adiemus
2016 Fragile Oasis
2016 Nowell Sing We
2016 Cantata Memoria - For the Children
2016 Music for Bombarde and Organ
2015 Cloths of Heaven
2015 Beautiful Classical Music
2015 Mikel Goverchini Plays Classics
2015 Collywood Streams Of Classicals, Vol.1
2014 Stand With Us (Sefwch Gyda Ni)
2014 Karl Jenkins: Motets
2014 By Request II
2014 Kiwi Dragon
2014 Fiesta 2014 - Hot Classical Anthems For a Festival of Sport
2014 Handel, Bach & Jenkinsi: Highlights in Brass
2014 The Symphonic Euphonium
2014 Classical Wedding Music
2013 Eurochestries Slovakia
2013 Jenkins: Adiemus Colores
2013 Bach, Telemann & Hamlisch: Brassical Dreams
2013 Works for String Orchestra
2013 Homeward Bound (Deluxe)
2013 Celebration in Brass
2012 Then Sings My Soul: The Best of The Priests
2012 Classics: The Wright Way
2012 Tua'r Wawr (Towards the Dawn)
2012 Music for T.V and Film - Movement
2011 The Very Best Of Karl Jenkins
2011 Come Along
2011 The Peacemakers
2010 Gloria - Te Deum
2010 Great Australasian Organs Vol 7 / the Organ of Christchurch Town Hall
2010 Moto Perpetuo
2009 Stella Natalis
2009 Navarette: Polaris - Jenkins: Palladio - Yazigi: Roads - Anneken: The Woods - Courduvelis: Like It Is
2007 Stabat Mater
2007 This Land Of Ours
2007 Deep Dark Blue Centre
2007 River Queen
2006 Kiri Sings Karl
2006 Kiri Sings Karl
2004 Portsmouth Remembers - Choral Music
2003 Crossing the Stone
2003 Adiemus V - Vocalise
2001 Adiemus Live
2001 The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace
2000 Adiemus IV - The Eternal Knot
2000 Lesley Garrett: I Will Wait for You
1998 Adiemus III - Dances Of Time
1996 Adiemus II - Cantata Mundi
1996 Diamond Music
1981 Simply Christmas
OCDA 2012 Children’s Honor Choir The Oberlin Choristers (Live)
Jun 14, 2019
Royal Academy of Music
May 13, 2019
Sir Karl spoke to Classic FM about composing the famous solo cello part in the Benedictus movement of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace.
Apr 25, 2019
The Royal Academy of Music present a gala evening celebrating alumnus Sir Karl Jenkins’s 75th birthday. The evening features performances of Palladio and Chatterbox and a live sculpting of Sir Karl by Frances Segelman. All ticket proceeds go towards the newly launched Principal’s Fund which provides scholarships and financial support to Academy students. To buy tickets and for more information visit:
Apr 23, 2019
Sir Karl remains the world's most popular living composer!
The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace finished in the highest position of any contemporary composition in the Classic FM Hall of Fame, a yearly poll of classical music tastes.
Sir Karl conducts excerpts from his much loved works tonight at the Royal Albert Hall as part of Classic FM Live.
Apr 16, 2019
Apr 16, 2019
Sir Karl will be on the Scala Radio today around 11.30am this morning. He will be talking about his new album Karl Jenkins: Piano with host Simon Mayo.
Apr 02, 2019
Sir Karl and his son Jody Jenkins have created the soundtrack for Wales: Land of the Wild - find out more about the music in the short film below.
Wales: Land of the Wild airs on BBC One (Wales only) on Thursday 11th April at 8pm. All UK views will be able to catch up via the BBC iPlayer.
Mar 22, 2019
Last chance to vote for The Armed Man in the Classic FM Hall of Fame!
Sir Karl's much loved Mass for Peace was the 20th most popular classical work in the 2018 poll. Can it finish even higher this year?
Cast your vote before 23.59 on Sunday 24 March.
Mar 15, 2019
Have you been listening to the stunning new album Karl Jenkins: Piano?
🎶You can now purchase the sheet music - available from the Shop at Boosey.com🎶
Mar 12, 2019
Vote now for The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace in the Classic FM Hall of Fame - the world's biggest poll of classical music tastes.
Sir Karl was the highest ranked living composer with The Armed Man featuring as the 20th most popular classical composition in the public vote last year. Can The Armed Man feature even higher in 2019?
Cast your vote before Sunday 24 March.
Mar 04, 2019
Some of you may have heard Sir Karl on BBC Radio 3 over the weekend! You can catch up on the Music Matters interview below.
The programme is repeated on BBC Radio 3 this evening at 10pm.
Feb 20, 2019
This year marks my 75th birthday. To celebrate, I have been working with Apple Music and we have put together a playlist of the classical works that have influenced me thorughout my life.
To find it, search for Karl Jenkins on Apple Music and tap the Karl Jenkins Influences playlist. (Or click the link in the comments)
Let me know your favourite piece.
Feb 17, 2019
Celebrate Sir Karl's 75th birthday with our playlist 🎧 - featuring old favourites as well as tracks from the new album Karl Jenkins: Piano.
My solo piano version of Benedictus is part of my new album Karl Jenkins: Piano which is available for pre-order now.
Jan 25, 2019
Thanks to all who attended or performed at Carniege Hall on the 21st January - here's a poster from outside the venue. A triumph!
The performance of Stabat Mater and Symphonic Adiemus will be available to watch over on the Distinguished Concerts International New York - DCINY Facebook page on February 2nd from 11am GMT.
Jan 22, 2019
Sir Karl Jenkins is pleased to announce that his new album Karl Jenkins: Piano will be available on the 8th February.
Pre-order here: https://decca.lnk.to/KJPFP
Jan 22, 2019
Jan 21, 2019
Tonight in New York City! Distinguished Concerts International New York - DCINY present Sir Karl's Stabat mater and the US premiere of Symphonic Adiemus at Carnegie Hall.
Good luck to all performing!