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Tristram Williams (VIC) 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, USA, China and many times around Australia, including the Australian premiere of Peter Eötvös’ trumpet concerto Jet Stream in Melbourne in 2006.

He was appointed Associate Principal Trumpet of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at 21, before resigning in 2006 after seven years to concentrate on other projects. He has performed as acting Principal Trumpet with most of the Australian Orchestras, and in 2004 was invited by Markus Stenz to play Principal Trumpet in the Guerzenich Orchester’s 100th Anniversary concert of their premiere of Mahler’s Symphony No.5 in Cologne. He is a member of the Australian New Music ensemble ELISION, and plays in a trumpet/electronics duo, DIODE.

He is currently Lecturer of Trumpet at the University of Melbourne. His teachers have included Armando Ghitalla, Håkan Hardenberger, Reinhold Friedrich, Markus Stockhausen, Daniel Mendelow and John Kellaway. He is a laureate of major international trumpet competitions in Brussels and Eindhoven, and was awarded a prize from Karlheinz Stockhausen at the 2006 Stockhausen Interpreters Course.