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Christopher Williams

Born in Wales, Christopher Williams is a music graduate of Cardiff University and now leads a busy and varied professional life as a pianist, composer, conductor, teacher and arranger.

He is currently a staff pianist at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and pianist for both the BBC National Chorus of Wales and BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with whom he has performed at the BBC Proms and recorded for the Chandos and Hyperion labels.

Influenced by his first teacher and mentor Walter Ryan, Williams developed a keen interest in the performance and recording of works by undeservedly neglected composers, culminating in the release of three albums of world première recordings by the composer Semyon Barmotin.

In addition to his work as a soloist, Williams is in great demand as an accompanist and chamber musician, and has partnered many of the prominent instrumentalists of his generation including Philippe Schartz, Tim Thorpe, David Childs, David Pyatt, Tine Thing Helseth and Anneke Scott.

Williams’ longest musical partnership is with his wife, oboist Catherine Tanner-Williams, and has resulted in world première performances and recordings.

He has also appeared on BBC TV and been broadcast on BBC Radio and Radio Luxembourg.

His recording of Brahms transcriptions for Grand Piano (GP749) was featured as album of the week on NDR Kultur.

For more information, visit christopherwilliamspiano.com.