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Llyr Williams at Wigmore Hall – Beethoven Piano Sonata Cycle (6) – The Opus 10 Sonatas and Diabelli Variations
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Llyr Williams Brings a Sense Of Poetry to Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto
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11.03.15
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Critical Acclaim for Llyr Williams' Beethoven at Wigmore Hall
10.20.15
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Magnificent Performances of Beethoven Sonatas from Llyr Williams
Seen and Heard International
10.09.15
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A glimpse of the divine for the awe-inspiring musicianship of Llyr Williams
Western Mail
09.28.15
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Michael Tumelty Music Review: Llyr Williams at City Hall, Glasgow
The Herald Scotland
09.28.15
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Llyr Williams & Elias Quartet, City Halls, Glasgow
The Scotsman
09.27.15
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The Young Beethoven, City Hall, Glasgow
The Herald Scotland
06.22.15
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BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015
Classical Music Magazine
05.29.15
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Llyr Williams review – Beethoven from a pianist of probing intellect
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff
11.10.14
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SCO & Llyr Williams do Beethoven
The Herald Scotland
11.07.14
Sergei Babayan, Llyr Williams
OPUS 3 PROUDLY WELCOMES THREE DISTINGUISHED PIANISTS
10.12.14
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Llyr Williams Set Beethoven Cycle in Motion with Astonishing Musicianship
Seen and Heard International
10.03.14
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Llyr Williams at Wigmore Hall
Classical Source
06.14.14
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Franz reunited at East Neuk Festival's Schubertiad
Herald Scotland
04.29.14
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Welsh pianist Llyr Williams earns standing ovation from Gilmore crowd in Kalamazoo (review)
Kalamazoo Gazette

Llyr Williams’ great love of lieder has led him to become one of the regular official accompanists at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition; in March 2015 he performed with Jamie Barton in Edinburgh, and during 2015-16 will be collaborating with baritone Quinn Kelsey at the Wigmore Hall and the Frankfurt Opera. He also has an ongoing collaboration with violinist Alexander Janiczek, with whom he will perform this season at the Mozarteum Salzburg and the Wigmore Hall.

Llyr Williams’ eclectic taste is reflected in his discography. His latest release features the Wigmore Hall Beethoven cycle, the first two volumes of which are already available exclusively on digital platforms, while his critically acclaimed CD Wagner Without Words (Signum, August 2014 ) reflects Williams’ intimate relationship with operatic music. Williams had previously recorded two solo albums for Signum, the first one in 2010 with music by Mussorgsky, Debussy and Liszt and the second in 2012 featuring works by Liszt. Llyr Williams is the subject of two films produced for S4C: the first of which won a Welsh BAFTA for Best Music Programme, and the second featured his debut at Carnegie Hall. 

Born in 1976 in Pentrebychan, North Wales, Llyr Williams read music at The Queen’s College, Oxford and went on to take up a postgraduate scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music where he won every available prize and award.  He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.  He was an active member of the Live Music Now! scheme for several years, was selected for Young Concert Artists in 2002.  From 2003-2005 he was a BBC New Generation Artist and in 2004 received a Borletti- Buitoni Trust award

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