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Joel Williams


Joel Williams is a tenor on the Masters course at the Royal College of Music. He studies with Ben Johnson and Caroline Dowdle, and is an HR Taylor Trust Scholar supported by a Mason Scholarship.

Joel spent much of his youth as a boy treble in Europe’s opera houses, in roles ranging from one of Drei Knaben (Die Zauberflöte) to Cobweb in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Joel went on to study History at King’s College, Cambridge where he was a Choral Scholar. As a concert soloist he has performed a broad range of repertoire including Verdi’s Otello (Roderigo), Haydn’s Creation, Bach’s St Matthew Passion, and Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings. On stage, he has played Tamino (The Magic Flute), the Mayor (Albert Herring), and Count Belfiore (La Finta Giardiniera). Joel was a Young Artist for Opera Holland Park singing Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni).

Joel is grateful for the additional support of the Josephine Baker Trust, the Kathleen Trust, the Seary Charitable Trust, the Ryan Davies Memorial Fund, the Mario Lanza Foundation, the Philip Bates Trust, and the Michael James Trust.

Last updated: Jul 2019