Anthony Williams

Born in Essex, Anthony studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Alexander Kelly. Following success in international piano competitions he has given recitals, broadcasts and made concerto appearances around the world. He is also an experienced accompanist, performing with soloists such as Peter Cropper and Ann Murray.

As a piano teacher Anthony has established an international reputation, his pupils achieving notable competition success (including a concerto finalist in the BBC Young Musician) and many going on to become professional musicians. Having taught at the Royal Academy of Music and Reading University Anthony is now based full-time at Radley College as Head of Keyboard and Instrumental Studies combining this with a busy freelance career. He has written numerous articles and books on piano teaching and regularly presents lecture-recitals and seminars on performance, repertoire and the art of teaching, most recently to teachers and students internationally as well throughout the UK, including the RCM. Most recent publications include ‘The Best of Grade’ books for Faber and Teaching Notes for ABRSM.

Anthony is a Moderator (both jazz and classical), Trainer and Examiner for ABRSM, a regular and experienced presenter at their Conferences and Teacher Support events and has been joint syllabus selector for the piano exams since 1999. He is a busy adjudicator, a member of the Federation of Festivals and President of Chipping Norton Music Festival.

With the support of Rotary International, the pianoforte section uses a Steinway grand piano, hired for the occasion. This quality instrument allows all competitors to play to the best of their ability. The piano is supplied by T. Andrews & Co Ltd.

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