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William Hillman (Violin, Viola) Profile

Orchestral bookings (since November 2012)

  • Orchestras: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra.
  • Chamber Orchestras: European Union Chamber Orchestra.
  • Chamber Groups: Bristol Ensemble.
  • Shows: Phantom of The Opera, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shrek, West Side Story.
  • Sessions: Face Music, Isobel Griffiths.

William's orchestral work also includes

leader of the Welsh Session Orchestra & co-principal of the European Union Chamber Orchestra. He is also the leader of the Hillman Quartet and was a trialist for a first violin position in the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2007-2009). William has also played with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Shows: The King and I, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ghost (West End).

Session work: Kill Zone 3, Dr Who, Torchwood and performances with Duffy & One Direction (X Factor)

William's recitals include

  • Tibor Vagra festival (Sion), involving chamber masterclasses and recitals.
  • Soloist in Walton's Violin Sonata on Ischia as part of Lady Walton's concert series (2007)
  • Regular lunchtime solo recitals at the Wales Millennium Centre

William Hillman began playing the violin at the age of eight via the peripatetic system, continuing his tuition with Edward Davies from Menai Bridge. He then studied his undergraduate in music performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Marius Bedeschi.

During his four years as an undergraduate William has won competitions such as the Mostyn Instrumental Prize, RWCMD Cavatina Chamber Music prize, and has twice been a finalist of the RWCMD Concerto Trials. He was recently awarded the Glynne Jones Scholarship.

William led the Rococco String Quartet which have partaken in masterclasses with world renowned string quartets, toured to Switzerland under the tutelage of Peter Esswood, and Italy where they played at William Walton's villa in Ischia.

Having graduated with a distinction in performance, William then studied as a postgraduate in music performance at the RWCMD under the tuition of Lesley Hatfield, with whom he is still studying. William is a much sought-after orchestral and chamber musician, and has performed with Sinfonia Cymru, Welsh National Opera, and is currently on trial for a first violin position in the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

As a chamber musician William has played with the St.David's String Quartet, Bryden String Quartet, Cardiff New Music Collective, The Mavron String Quartet, Ensemble Chameleon Cymru.

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, where he obtained a BMus (hons) with a distinction in performance. (2003-2007).

Prizes and Awards

  • Cavatina Chamber Music Prize (2007)
  • Laura Ashley Scholarship (2007)
  • Finalist, RWCMD Concerto Trials (2006, 2007)
  • Mostyn Instrumental Prize (2003)
  • RWCMD Scholarship (2003)
  • Glynne Jones Scholarship

Teachers

Marius Badeschi, Peter Esswood, Edward Davies, Lesley Hatfield.

William joined Morgensterns in June 2008

William's web profile was last updated 19th Nov 2017

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