William Huxtable began the violin at the age of three, since then he has learnt from teachers such as Amanda Dryborough, Jasmine Trebse and most recently Paul Wright. 2016 is his first year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), studying under the tutelage of Robin Wilson.
In 2012 he was awarded his AMusA with distinction and received the AJ Lekie awarded for most outstanding AMusA candidate. In 2013 he was awarded music honours in year 12, and was offered a place in the 2013 performance perspectives concert for greatest achievement in the WACE practical music examinations. In 2014 he received the Delano Music Scholarship to study music at the University of Western Australia where he has been for the past two years. Whilst at UWA William participated in a masterclass with the Borodin String Quartet.
Aside from violin, William is also an accomplished singer. Since he began his tenure at the St Georges Cathedral Choir, he has been awarded the grace medallion for most outstanding chorister, has sung for the Duke of Edinburgh and the archbishop of Canterbury, has sung on live ABC Fm radio and television, has recorded an album titled “Nulla in Mundo Pax” with accomplished soprano Sara Macliver and has performed in the WA Opera Company’s production of ‘Il Trovatore’ as a tenor.
William is excited about pursuing a career in violin and one day hopes to be a soloist on the concert stage.
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