The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

The Petersons are valued, long-standing supporters of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama


Having contributed to the capital campaign which helped create its award-winning facilities, Alan, Maggie and Hywel have continued to support the college, through each of them having a membership of the college's individual giving scheme, Connect. Their generous support helps the college to develop the students’ performance and showcase opportunities in Cardiff and London, as well as ensuring that students benefit from masterclasses and workshops with the visiting international artists who choose to perform in the beautiful concert hall and theatre.

 Baritone Emyr Wyn Jones playing the lead role in a college production of Verdi’s Falstaff

A packed foyer for the college’s extremely popular Friday night free jazz – AmserJazzTime

In addition, the Petersons actively work to bring organisations in Wales together and to create high-quality events that enable these organisations to make strategic links, promote themselves and to fundraise. It was through the Petersons’ initiative that the college was privileged enough to be at the centre of the Welsh Guards’ Centenary Events in 2015. RWCMD actors, singers and musicians joined the Band of the Welsh Guards to perform a never to be forgotten and deeply moving concert and presentation of 100 years of history, followed by a gala dinner in the foyer.  Elements of the event were then reprised in partnership with the Welsh Rugby Union at the Millennium Stadium.

In September 2017 singers performed at the Royal Palace of Westminster in support of a NSPCC charity event. In September 2018 musical theatre performers supported the ACF dinner at Cardiff Castle.