TRISTRAM WILLIAMS, trumpet

Tristram Williams maintains a busy international career as a soloist, ensemble musician, improvisor and educator. He has appeared as a soloist in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Britain, Ireland, USA, China and many times around Australia, with the Melbourne, Queensland and West Australian Symphony Orchestras.

Tristram was Associate Principal Trumpet of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at age 21, before resigning in 2006 after 7 years to concentrate on his other projects. He has performed as acting Principal Trumpet with most of the Australian Orchestras, and several ensembles in Europe, including the Gürzenich Orchester, Köln, and MusikFabrik. Tristram is a member of the Australian New Music ensemble ELISION, and the Australian Brass Quintet.   

Tristram Williams is on the faculty of the Australian National Academy of Music, and Monash University Conservatorium. His teachers have included  Armando Ghitalla, Hakan Hardenberger, Reinhold Friedrich, Markus Stockhausen, Daniel Mendelow and John Kellaway. He is a laureate of major international trumpet competitions in Brussels and Eindhoven, the ABC Young Performers Award, a 2008 Churchill Fellowship,  and was awarded a prize from Karlheinz Stockhausen at the 2006 Stockhausen Interpreters Course.