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The Voice Department welcomes baritone Roderick Williams, OBE, for a masterclass. Williams is one of the UK’s most sought-after baritones and is constantly in demand on the concert platform and in recitals, encompassing repertoire from the baroque to world premieres.
His opera engagements have included major roles at leading opera houses worldwide, including the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, English National Opera, Dutch National Opera, Dallas Opera, the Bregenz Festival, and Oper Köln. He has been involved in many world premieres, such as Alexander Knaifel’s Alice in Wonderland, several operas by Michel van der Aa, the title role in Robert Saxton’s The Wandering Jew, and the UK premiere of Sally Beamish’s Judas Passion with the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment.
He is an accomplished recital artist who can be heard regularly at venues and festivals including Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, LSO St. Luke’s, the Perth Concert Hall, Ludlow Song Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival, Howard Assembly Room in Leeds, Bath International Festival, Three Choirs Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, the Concertgebouw, and the Musikverein. In 2019, he performed all three Schubert cycles at Wigmore Hall.
Williams also appears frequently on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 as both performer and presenter. An established composer, he recently took the role of composer in association for the BBC Singers. He was artistic director of Leeds Lieder in April 2016 and artist in residence with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra from 2020 to 2022. Currently, he is singer in residence for Music in the Round in Sheffield, presenting concerts and leading dynamic and innovative learning and participation projects that introduce amateur singers to classical song repertoire. In 2023, he is artistic director of the St. Endellion Summer Festival and artist in residence at the Aldeburgh Festival.
In 2016, Williams won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Singer of the Year award; and in June 2017, he was awarded an Order of the British Empire for services to music. He also performed at the coronation of King Charles III in 2023.
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