Peryn is principal clarinettist and founding Artistic Director of Ensemble Cymru. As a chamber musician, Peryn has given first performances and commissioned music by composers in Wales including Mared Emlyn, Gareth Glyn, Lynne Plowman and John Metcalf. As a chamber musician, he has performed at venues across Wales at the North Wales International Music Festival and at the International Harp Festival in Caernarfon. In 2008 he was awarded the Leo Abse and Cohen Award by the Guild for Promotion of Welsh Music for services to music. Peryn was born in Liverpool and is married with four children. He lives in Bangor, North Wales and teaches clarinet performance at Bangor University.