- Gareth Williams (composer)
Infobox musical artist
Name = Gareth Williams
Background = non_performing_personnel
Birth_name = Gareth Williams
County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Years_active = 2000-
Gareth Williams born in County Armagh is an Irish
composer, singer, and pianist. He has produced works for Scottish Opera, the RSAMD, and other groups.
Williams studied composition at the
RSAMDand won the award for the British Conservatoire Composers Forum 2000, and in 2004, he won the Dinah Wolff prize for composition. In 2006, he was one of six composers selected to open the Ken Exhibition in Glasgow, a festival of contemporary music and arts. William wrote his first opera in 2006, titled 'Love in the Blue Corner'. This was premiered at the Plug Festival, and the composer has gone on to write a second opera, this time for Scottish Opera, collaborating with author Bernard MacLaverty[ [http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/features/display.var.2042815.0.Days_of_fear_for_fifteen_minutes_of_fame.php Days Of Fear For Fifteen Minutes Of Fame (from The Herald ) ] ] . This was performed in Glasgow in March, 2008, Edinburghin April, and Brusselsin May. Parts of this opera, titled 'The King's Conjecture', were shown on BBC1as part of a documentary about the revival of the opera genre of music.
Gareth Williams is currently writing an orchestral piece for more than a thousand musicians which will be performed in 2009 in a unique location in Glasgow. [http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user. viewprofile&friendID=188235896]
* "Dead Duck" (an hour-long piece of musical theatre), 2004
* "Love in the Blue Corner" (opera performed at the RSAMD), 2006
* "The King's Conjecture" (opera performed by Scottish Opera] , 2008
* [http://www.scottishopera.org.uk/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=209&Itemid=72] - Information about 'The King's Conjecture'
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