Tristram Williams

Sonatine (1952) - Jean Françaix (1912-1997)

Le Merle Noir (1952) - Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

Roda - the Living Circle (2017) - Liza Lim       (1966-  )

Romance in E (1885) - Camille Saint-Saëns (1835- 1921)

Variations on 'The Carnival of Venice’ (1861) - Jean-Baptiste Arban (1825- 1889) 

About the performer

Tristram Williams maintains a busy international career as a soloist, ensemble musician, improvisor and educator. He has appeared as a soloist in Germany, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Ireland, USA, China, Japan, Korea and many times around Australia, with Orchestra Victoria, and the Melbourne, Queensland and West Australian Symphony Orchestras.

Tristram was Associate Principal Trumpet of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at age 21, before resigning after seven years to focus on solo and small ensemble work. He has performed as acting Principal Trumpet with most of the Australian Orchestras, and with several orchestras and ensembles in Europe, including MusikFabrik, and the Gürzenich Orchester, Cologne.  Tristram is a member of the Australian New Music ensemble ELISION and the Australian Brass Quintet.  Tristram Williams is on the faculties at the Australian National Academy of Music and Monash University. His teachers have included  Armando Ghitalla, Hakan Hardenberger, Reinhold Friedrich, Markus Stockhausen, Daniel Mendelow and John Kellaway. He is a laureate of major international trumpet competitions in Brussels and Eindhoven, the ABC Young Performers Award, a 2008 Churchill Fellowship,  and was awarded a prize from Karlheinz Stockhausen at the 2006 Stockhausen Interpreters Course.


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