Huw Llywelyn is from Bethel, Gwynedd. In June 2007 he graduated with distinction from the Benjamin Britten International Opera School at the Royal College of Music, where he was a scholar supported by the Yvonne Wells Award. He had previously gained a BMus Hons degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Studies (Distinction) at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
During his studies, Huw won many prestigious awards and scholarships including the Wingate Foundation, MBF Music Education Award, Ryan Davies Memorial Trust Award, Sir Geraint Evans Scholarship, Mabel Linwood Christopher Scholarship, and the James Pantyfedwen Undeb Cymru Fydd Scholarship. He was the recipient of the 2006/7 Susan Chilcott Award and is a Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist. He has also enjoyed great success in competitions: In June 2007 he was a finalist in the Stuart Burrows International Voice Competition and the 2005 MOCSA competition. He won a string of competitions at the 2005 Eryri a'r Cyffiniau National Eisteddfod, including the Opera Solo, the Art Song, and Welsh solo categories, the Rowland Jones Scholarship and the Osborne Roberts Scholarship (The Blue Ribbon Award).
Huw performs regularly at concerts and recitals throughout the UK and Ireland. Highlights include performing at the London Welsh Festival of Male Voice Choirs at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Operatic roles include Nerone - L'incoronazione di Poppea - BBIOS, Nemorino - L'elisir D'amore, Thaddeus- The Bohemian Girl, both for Opera South, False Witness -St Matthew Passion, Peasant leader - Eugene Onegin, Hirt (understudy)-Tristan und Isolde and the title role in Albert Herring(understudy) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
In August 2008, Huw joined the chorus of Welsh National Opera. Roles include Third Jew - Salome , Parpignol - La Boheme and Remendado - Carmen.