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Name: John Hywel Williams
Skills: Composer, Conductor, Teacher
Phone: +44 (0)1554 772979
Address: 6 Harries Avenue, Llanelli SA15 3LF, United Kingdom
Links: Website     E-mail
When The Times of London described John Hywel Williams in an interview as “the Svenagali of the baton”, they captured, in those simple words, his lifelong magic and passion for choral singing – whether in the role of conductor, director, trainer, lecturer, educationalist, composer or adjudicator.

It is this passion, coupled with a strong philosophy for the international language of music, that has seen John Hywel Williams drive the development of numerous choirs and choral initiatives and pioneer the export of Welsh choral singing around the world with countless national and international performances at world leading concert halls and a stream of radio and television broadcasts and recordings.

Graduating from the University of Wales with qualifications from the Royal Academy of Music, The London College of Music and the Trinity College London, John Hywel Williams led the field by taking the very first British choir behind the Iron Curtain of Eastern Europe in the early years of the Cold War and the first British choir to undertake a concert tour of Moscow – receiving national media attention on his choral adventures.

In addition to his achievements with his own choirs, John Hywel Williams has also has been a guest conductor and adjudicator at numerous choral and singing competitions and festivals in the United Kingdom, Western and Eastern Europe. In recognition of his achievements and services to music, John Hywel Williams received the Fellowship of Rotary International and was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.



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