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Sioned Williams

Sioned Williams is an international soloist and Principal Harpist of the BBCSO. She has appeared in recital with the Brodsky Quartet, William Bennett, Michael Chance, Michael Cox, Paul Edmund-Davies, Martyn Hill, Garfield Jackson, Steven Isserlis, Neil Mackie, Lisa Milne, Aurèle Nicolet, Mark Padmore and Andrew Watts. Sioned also performs with the BBC Singers, Cantamus, Tenebrae and other choirs. Many of Sioned’s commercial recordings on Chandos, Collins Classics, EMI Classics, Guild Records, Hyperion and Meridian have received international awards; she has partnered James Galway, the Holst Singers, Lisa Milne, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, Frederica von Stade, the Choir of Kings College Cambridge, The Sixteen, Westminster Cathedral Choir, Winchester Quiristers, Oxford Voices and the Brodsky Quartet on disc. Sioned is renowned for her research on harp music from many eras; she is equally passionate about commissioning and premiering new works for harp solo, concerto and chamber music, resulting in creative presentations with words, poetry and film. Highly acclaimed as an educator, she regularly gives masterclasses and illustrated lectures, appears on selection and examination boards and edits and contributes critical editions, articles and reviews. Sioned is President of the UK Harp Association, and Emeritus Fellow of Harp Studies, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.