Jeremy Huw Williams – Baritone
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 debut with Welsh National Opera as Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and has since appeared in sixty operatic roles. He has given performances at major venues in North and South America, Australia, Hong Kong, and most European countries. He has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room, and at many major music festivals.
He has appeared as a soloist with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the Royal Festival Hall, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, the Hallé at the Bridgewater Hall, the Philharmonia at St David’s Hall, the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall during the BBC Proms, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the Philharmonic Hall, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at City Halls, the BBC Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at the Three Choirs Festival, and the BBC Concert Orchestra for BBC Radio 2. He frequently records for BBC Radio 3 (in recital, and with the BBC NOW, CBSO, BBC SO, BBC SSO, BBC Philharmonic and BBC CO), and has made many commercial recordings, including eight solo discs of songs.
As a principal singer with Welsh National Opera he appeared at the opening night of the Wales Millennium Centre, and received the inaugural Sir Geraint Evans Award from the Welsh Music Guild. 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.