Gareth Williams (composer)

Gareth Williams (composer)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Gareth Williams

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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 RSAMD and 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 [ [ Days Of Fear For Fifteen Minutes Of Fame (from The Herald ) ] ] . This was performed in Glasgow in March, 2008, Edinburgh in April, and Brussels in May. Parts of this opera, titled 'The King's Conjecture', were shown on BBC1 as 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. [ viewprofile&friendID=188235896]

Selected Works

* "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

ee also

* Scottish Opera


External links

* [] - Information about 'The King's Conjecture'

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