English Bass-Baritone Laurence Williams trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and graduated with distinction and a Concert Recital Diploma in 2017. He is widely praised for his lyrical tone and engaging communication of narrative.
He has performed as a soloist both internationally and across the UK: recent highlights include Bach Mass in B Minor with Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Stephen Layton in Brisbane, Australia, broadcast on ABC Classical; Haydn Nelson Mass with John Butt and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Bath, UK; Mozart Requiem with Brandenburg Sinfonia at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London; and Bach St Matthew Passion in Auckland with Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra.
Recording highlights include bass solos on Trinity College Choir’s Howells Requiem disc, which was awarded the 2012 Gramophone Choral Award.
Recent operatic roles have included Onegin, Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin (Cambridge University Opera Society); Opera Scenes (Various, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama); Mr Gedge, Britten Albert Herring (Hampstead Garden Opera); and Smirnov, Walton The Bear (Cambridge University Opera Society & Leeds University Chamber Ensemble).
Laurence was a Choral Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge. He now sings with choirs including Polyphony, The Gabrieli Consort and Philharmonia Voices. He is passionate about introducing young voices to choral music and has extensive experience directing children’s and youth choirs.