William Huxtable is a violinist from Perth Western Australia who most enjoys performing in string orchestra or chamber music settings. He has a diverse range of musical interests from music-theatre to Coldplay but is often found listening to the string quartets of Haydn, the music of French composers like Debussy and Ravel, or his current project the Beethoven Violin Concerto.
William is most active as a chamber musician. He is a founding member of the Partridge String Quartet, an ensemble who perform an eclectic mix of the core repertoire and also seek to contribute to the Australian music scene by performing works of native composers such as Peter Sculthorpe and Paul Stanhope. They formed in 2017 at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) where William is currently training his craft. A highlight of his time at ANAM was performing the Debussy Violin Sonata on ABC Classic FM.
In 2019, William is delighted to be an ‘Emerging Artist’ of the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), an ensemble he one day wants to be a part of. He will tour and perform with ACO musicians on several occasions this year.
In May 2019 William will lead the ANAM Orchestra in their performance of Bruckner’s Fourth symphony directed by Australian conductor Nicholas Carter. In the future, William hopes to continue improving on violin by studying overseas.
William plays on a 2016 Yanbing Chen Violin
Find out more about William and the Partridge String Quartet at partridgestringquartet.com
Musician Beneficiary Support generously provided by the Simon Lee Foundation
Photo by Pia Johnson