Composers & WorksJustin Williams

ANAM Set 2024 Composer: Work Title and Instrumentation to be announced.

About the composer:

Justin Williams (he/him) holds the position of Assistant Principal Viola with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and is the founding violist of the Tinalley String Quartet (TSQ). Justin has performed as Principal Viola with Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO), Australian World Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (AOBO), Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and Australian ProArte.

As a member of Tinalley String Quartet, Justin shared in the experience of winning the 2005 Australian Chamber Music Competition and the 9th Banff International String Quartet Competition. With TSQ, he has toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe, and North America, and has released several recordings with Decca Australia, ABC Classic and Move Records.

As a composer, Justin released his ‘Movement for String Quartet’ in 2020, which has since been performed throughout Australia and in Europe by the Australian String Quartet. In 2022, Justin was the recipient of a Sydney International Piano Competition Composing the Future juror’s prize for his Three Intermezzi for solo piano, premiered by Daniel de Borah. In 2023, his set of songs Three Pieces for String Quartet and Voice: Love – Despair – Hope was commissioned and premiered at Blackheath Chamber Music Festival. His First Symphony, jointly commissioned by QSO and SSO, was premiered by QSO under the direction of Maestro Umberto Clerici as part of the Brisbane Festival 2023.

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