JEREMY HUW WILLIAMS
The Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams studied at St John’s College, Cambridge, at the National Opera Studio, and with April Cantelo. He made his début with Welsh National Opera as Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and has since appeared in sixty operatic rôles. He has given performances at major venues in North and South America, Australia, Hong Kong, and most European countries. He is renowned as a fine exponent of contemporary music, having commissioned much new music. He frequently records for BBC Radio 3, and has made many commercial recordings, including eight solo discs of songs. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Glyndwr University in 2009 for services to music in Wales, and received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music from the University of Aberdeen in 2011. He received the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy for his studies of Serialism, Modality and Poetic Rhetoric in Alun Hoddinott’s Five Poems of Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Op. 152, No. 2 (1994).