Co-ordinator of Strings and Chamber Music; Lecturer in Chamber Music, Violin and Viola
AGSM (Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London)
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Jeremy Williams graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with distinction, where he studied with Yfrah Neaman and David Takeno before joining the London Symphony Orchestra at the age of 22. He has performed under such eminent conductors as Abbado, Rattle, Svetlanov, Previn and Celibidache and performed regularly with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and London Sinfonietta.
Following a period with the LSO, he was invited to join the internationally acclaimed Delme String Quartet and has since been dedicated to chamber music. As a member of the Nash Ensemble, he played both violin and viola, and was also violinist for several years with the York Piano Trio, touring the USA, Europe, Russia and Japan with these renowned ensembles. In this period, Williams appeared at numerous major international festivals including Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Bath, Salzburg, Hong Kong and Prague Spring.
In 1990, he formed the Beethoven String Trio of London, choosing to concentrate on the viola and has given concerts in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany and Brazil as well as broadcasts for the BBC, RTE and South German Radio. In 1995, the trio was featured on the cover CD of the prestigious BBC Music Magazine with a recording of Beethoven Trios. Williams has recorded for the labels Hyperion, Meridian, Signum, Marco Polo, Virgin and ABC Classics. Guest appearances with chamber ensembles include the Lindsays, Hausmusik and the Chilingirian String Quartet.
In 1998, Williams moved to Hong Kong where he took on the position of principal viola with the HK Philharmonic until 2002. During this time, he was also professor of chamber music and viola at the HK Academy for Performing Arts, giving master classes at the Xinghai, Beijing and Shanghai Conservatoires.
Williams has always had a passion for teaching violin and viola and working with chamber ensembles. When in London, he was a regular visitor to Dartington and Canford Summer Schools and a member of staff for the Junior Department at the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
In 2003, he moved to Australia to join the Australian String Quartet, becoming Grainger Quartet in 2007. With the quartet, he has toured Asia and Europe performing in venues including the Berlin Konzerthaus, Beijing Forbidden City and London Wigmore Hall.
Jeremy Williams was appointed Lecturer in Chamber Music in 2009 following a career in chamber music that has taken him to some of the finest concert halls in the world. With the Jan Sedivka Camerata and Diemen quartet, he performs extensively throughout Tasmania and is engaged in a vibrant community outreach programme visiting schools and community orchestras.
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
13 May, 2013