Anthony Williams MMus(Dist) DipRAM GRSM(Hons) LRAM
Concert pianist, writer, lecturer, ABRSM examiner moderator and adjudicator, Anthony Williams was born in Essex and studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Alexander Kelly and at Reading University with Jonathan Dunsby.
Following international competition success Anthony embarked on a career as a concert pianist whilst also establishing an international reputation as a piano teacher and has since become a passionate educator of pianistic musicianship at all ages from beginner to advanced. As well as giving piano masterclasses, public lecture-recitals and seminars on performance, repertoire and the art of teaching he is involved with numerous professional development courses and workshops both in the UK and abroad.
He has given talks on piano performance for Radio 3 and is author and editor of various publications include The Best of Grade and Fingerprints (Faber) and Teaching Notes (ABRSM). His most recent book The Piano Teacher’s Survival Guide (Faber, 2017) will be published in May and draws on his experience of teaching young beginners through to professional pianists, combined with insights from his professional playing around the world as both soloist and accompanist.
Combining a full-time position at Radley College, Oxfordshire as Head of Keyboard and Instrumental Music with a busy freelance career Anthony nevertheless finds time to fly model aeroplanes, keep bees and indulge in a little sea kayaking.