Roderick Williams

Roderick Williams encompasses a wide repertoire, from Baroque to contemporary music, in the opera house and on the concert platform as a recitalist worldwide. He enjoys relationships with all the major UK opera houses and has sung opera world premieres by David Sawer, Sally Beamish, Michel van der Aa, Robert Saxton and Alexander Knaifel. In the autumn of 2016 he will sing the title role of Billy Budd for Opera North. He sings regularly with all the BBC orchestras and all the major UK orchestras, as well as the Berlin Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Russian National Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Cincinnati Symphony, Music of the Baroque Chicago and Bach Collegium Japan amongst others. His many festival appearances include the BBC Proms (including the Last Night in 2014), Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh and Melbourne.

Roderick Williams has an extensive discography. For Delphian he has recorded songs by Martin Shaw, with Iain Burnside, Sophie Bevan and Andrew Kennedy (The Airmen, DCD34105). He is a composer and has had works premiered at Wigmore Hall and the Barbican, the Purcell Room and live on national radio. In 2015 he embarked on a three-year odyssey of the Schubert song cycles, while in April 2016 he was Artistic Director of Leeds Lieder+. In May 2016 he was named winner in the Singer category at the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Awards.

Roderick Williams at Groves Artists