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Showcase Recital: Joel Williams, James Atkinson & Joao Araujo

21 October 2017, 17:00


Chamber Music Early Evening

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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.


Artist Portrait

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
Artist Portrait

James Atkinson

James Atkinson


British baritone James Atkinson is a first-year postgraduate student at the Royal College of Music in London, where he recently completed his undergraduate studies and is kindly supported by an RCM Scholarship. James currently studies with Alison Wells, having previously studied with Peter Savidge and Gary Matthewman. James’s operatic work has recently included the role of Le Fleuve in Rameau’s Les fêtes d'Hébé at the Amphithéâtre Bastille in Paris and the RCM Britten Theatre, in a collabor... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

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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