William Green

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Piano

Location: National Opera Studio

William Green is a pianist, conductor, and répétiteur. He graduated with First Class Honours in Music from Christ Church, Oxford, in June 2013. He received his PhD from the University of Liverpool in May 2017, with a thesis on Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, having been awarded the prestigious Duncan Norman Research Scholarship in 2013. At the Junior Royal Northern College of Music he studied the piano with John Gough, and conducting with Dane Lam and Ewa Strusinska.

William has performed concertos with amateur and semi-professional orchestras, including the Leeds Symphony Orchestra, the Huddersfield Philharmonic, and the Harrogate Philharmonic, among others. His repertoire includes concertos by Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Beethoven, and Ravel. In 2011-12 he was the conductor of the Oxford University String Ensemble, performing such works as Stravinsky's Apollon Musagète and Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta. He conducted Christ Church College Orchestra for two years, performing symphonies by Beethoven and Brahms, concertos by Beethoven and Mendelssohn, and other works by Wagner, Debussy, and Stravinsky. His piano trio in Oxford performed in the Sheldonian Theatre as part of the Young Artists Concert Platform, in association with the Oxford Symphony Orchestra. William has participated in masterclasses given by Susan Tomes, Roy Howat, Roger Vignoles, and Dame Fanny Waterman. Between March and May 2018 he was Assistant Music Director on Hampstead Garden Opera’s production of La traviata. He will be joining the National Opera Studio in September as a Young Artist 2018/19. William is generously supported by Help Musicians UK.

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