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William Cole

Musical Director, Pianist

William Cole is Music Director of multi-genre club night Filthy Lucre and contemporary theatre collective Indomitable Productions, and has also worked with ensembles including Opera Lyrica, Opera and More, Melos Sinfonia, Gestalt Arts Collective, Goldsmiths Choral Union, Concanenda and Ensemble X.Y. He has a particular interest in contemporary music, and has given performances of music by composers including Grisey, Tansy Davies, Vivier, Scelsi, and Romitelli as well as many new works by young composers.

As a composer William has worked with many leading ensembles and soloists, including the Britten Sinfonia, BBC Singers, Psappha, the Fidelio & Fournier piano trios, Ian Pace, Royal Harpist Anne Denholm and The Hermes Experiment. His works have been heard at venues across the UK and in America and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Passionate about music education, William currently holds the position of Choral Director at London’s Youth Music Centre and was Graduate Musician in Residence at North London Collegiate School from 2013-2015. As a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, he frequently gives composition workshops in London schools. William is also active as a piano accompanist, with recital partners including Stephen Varcoe, and as a choral and consort singer. He read Music at Clare College, Cambridge, and is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music.