ComposersNatalie Williams

Collaborating on The ANAM Set with ANAM musician Emily Su NSW violin

Natalie Williams is an Australian-born composer and United States Permanent Resident. Her works have been commissioned and performed by international ensembles including the Atlanta Opera, Omaha Symphony, the Berkeley Symphony the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Musica Viva Australia, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, the Australia Ensemble, Adelaide Baroque, the Sydney and Melbourne Youth Orchestras, the Australian Youth Orchestra, Indiana University Chamber Orchestra, and the Plathner’s Eleven Chamber Ensemble (Germany), the Doric String Quartet (UK), the Pavel Haas Quartet (Czech Republic) and the Sydney Conservatorium Wind Symphony.

Composition prizes include; the Sue W Chamber Music Prize (2020), the Albert H Maggs Award (2018), the Judith Lang-Zaimont prize from the International Alliance of Women in Music (2016), two-time winner of the Atlanta Opera Competition (2013 and 2015), winner of the Iron Composer competition (2010) and joint winner of the inaugural Schueler Awards for a new commission for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (2007). As a teaching composer, faculty positions include the Australian National University School of Music and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia, with teaching assistantships at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and the Faculty of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium.

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In 2019 Natalie wrote a new work called The Chrysalis Game for the ANAM Artist Chrysalis Trio tour

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