Chris Williams – Composer
Australian composer Chris Williams has recently completed a masters in composition at University of Oxford, studying with Professor Robert Saxton. During his studies he was commissioned by Carnegie Hall, where his work ‘San-Shih-Fan’ was premiered in 2012.
His work ‘a golden string’ won the Blake Society’s Prize for composition in 2012. This work was premiered at St James Piccadilly by Aidan Oliver (of Westminster Abbey) and the Philharmonia Voices. Chris has also worked with the BBC singers, been performed by the Manchester Chamber choir, and previously studied with Master of the Queen’s Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Other important mentors have included Kaija Saariaho and Nigel Butterley.
Amid Your Candles and Lilies (flute, string orchestra, 2009) – Kammerklang 2009, Kammerklang Ablaze
New Ecstasies (solo percussion, 2009) – Kammerklang 2009
Polyhymnia (double bass, electronics, 2014) – Kammerklang Ablaze
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