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 assistant director of the BBC National Chorus of Wales and is a pianist for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with whom he has performed at the BBC Proms and recorded for the Chandos and Hyperion labels. A staff accompanist at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama since 1997, Williams has taught piano at Cardiff University since 2001 where his own teachers included Richard McMahon, Simon Shewring and Martin Jones.
Influenced by his first teacher and mentor, Walter Ryan, Williams developed a keen interest in the study and performance of works by undeservedly neglected composers and has since gone on to perform the rarely-heard piano concertos of Carl Reineke and Anton Rubinstein.
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, with whom he has recorded music by André Jolivet for Chandos, Tim Thorpe, David Childs, David Pyatt and Tine Thing Helseth. He has also appeared on BBC TV and been broadcast on BBC Radio and Radio Luxembourg.
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