Baritone Roderick Williams’s work encompasses a wide repertoire, which ranges from Baroque to contemporary music, performed in the opera house, on the concert platform, and in recital. He enjoys relationships with all the major U.K. opera houses and is particularly associated with the baritone roles of Mozart. He has also sung World Premieres of operas by, among others, David Sawer, Sally Beamish, Michael van der Aa, Robert Saxton, and Alexander Knaifel. Mr. Williams sings concert repertoire with all the BBC orchestras and many other ensembles including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Philharmonia, London Sinfonietta, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Bournemouth Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment. He has worked with the Berlin Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Russian National Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Orchestra della Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Bach Collegium Japan, Tonkünstler Orchester, Music of the Baroque Chicago, Virginia Arts Festival, and the San Francisco, Cincinnati, and Utah symphony orchestras, among others. His many festival appearances include the BBC Proms (including the Last Night in 2014), Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh, and Melbourne festivals. Future concerts include recitals at Park Avenue Armory in New York. He is an accomplished recital artist who can be heard at venues and festivals including Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, LSO St Luke’s, Perth Concert Hall, Oxford Lieder Festival, London Song Festival, and the Vienna Musikverein. Also a composer, Mr. Williams has had works premiered at Wigmore and Barbican Halls, the Purcell Room, and live on national radio. He will be artistic director of Leeds Lieder + in April 2016.
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