William grew up in the small town of Yeppoon on the Central Queensland coast. At age 10 he began learning the trumpet, but his interest shifted once he heard the horn for the first time at a regional music camp in 2009. He switched to the horn at age 15 and hasn't looked back since.
After years of travelling to Brisbane for lessons, his love for the horn drove him to pursue a Bachelor of Music in Performance at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University under the tutelage of Peter Luff, Ysolt Clark, and Malcom Stewart. While in Brisbane, William performed with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra, appeared as soloist with the Queensland Philharmonia Orchestra, held positions with the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO), Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute (AISOI), and was Principal Horn of the Queensland Youth Symphony (QYS) 2016-2017. Highlights of this time include side-by-side projects with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, competing at the International Horn Symphosium in Los Angeles, and two international tours of China and Germany with both the AYO and QYS.
William is currently in his first year at the Australian National Academy of Music training under Ben Jacks and Andrew Bain. Outside the South Melbourne Town Hall you can catch him with a good coffee, patting dogs, or escaping the city on a hiking trail.
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