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Showcase Recital: Joel Williams, James Atkinson & Joao Araujo

21 October 2017, 17:00


Chamber Music Early Evening

This event will be broadcast from Holywell Music Room

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Three outstanding young musicians give this year’s Royal College of Music platform recital, including works by Brahms and settings of Rückert by Schumann.


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Joel Williams

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 rang... Read Full Biography
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James Atkinson

James Atkinson


British baritone James Atkinson studies at the Royal College of Music Opera Studio with Alison Wells. He is a Fishmongers’ Company Scholar and is kindly supported by a Sybil Tutton Opera Award and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. With the RCM Opera Studio, James has sung the roles of Buonafede (Il mondo della luna), Sam (Trouble in Tahiti), Le Gendarme (Les mamelles de Tirésias) and Blazes (The Lighthouse) and was to perform Ramiro (L’heure espagnole) in March 2020. Other roles include Lysander (The Enchanted Isla... Read Full Biography
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João Araújo

João Araújo


João Araújo recently graduated from the Master of Performance course in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal College of Music with Distinction where he studied with Simon Lepper, Nigel Clayton and Roger Vignoles. He was a RCM Award Holder supported by a Barry Shaw Award. During these years, João played in masterclasses of Kiri Te Kanawa, Simon Keenlyside, Zuill Bailey, Edith Wiens, Ann Murray, Graham Johnson and performed in many venues in London including Wigmore Hall (German Song OnStage), Cadogan Hall (Rising Stars Se... Read Full Biography

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