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William Stafford (Clarinet, Clarinet Bass, Clarinet Eflat) Profile

Orchestral bookings (since April 2012)

  • Orchestras: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): English National Opera Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
  • Chamber Orchestras: London Musical Arts Orchestra (LMA Orchestra), Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Orchestra of St John's, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru.
  • Education Work: Scottish Chamber Orchestra Education.

William's orchestral work also includes

  • London Symphony Orchestra (guest principal)
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (guest principal)
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (guest principal)
  • English National Opera (guest principal)
  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (guest principal)
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (guest principal)
  • Northern Sinfonia (guest principal)
  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra (guest principal)
  • Ulster Orchestra (guest principal)
  • Milton Keynes City Orchestra (guest principal)
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Hallé Orchestra

Concerto experience includes:

  • MOZART Clarinet Concerto with Sinfonia Cymru (2010), and the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra (2006)
  • WEBER Clarinet Concerto No 1 with the Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra (2010), and the RNCM Concert Orchestra (2008)

After turning down an organ scholarship to University College, Oxford, William read music at Manchester University and studied clarinet with Nicholas Cox (principal clarinet, RLPO) at the Royal Northern College of Music. In 2008, he was awarded the RNCM's Gold Medal, the college's highest and most prestigious award for performance, before moving down to London to study for one year at the Royal College of Music. William has since appeared as guest principal clarinet with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, English National Opera, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra. In August 2011, he was appointed sub-principal clarinet with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Much in demand as a chamber musician, William performs regularly with the Eidos Trio which made its debut at the Wigmore Hall in January 2011. In addition, he has enjoyed collaborations with artists such as Maurice Bourgue, Sergio Azzolini, Richard Watkins and Michael Collins. Having been selected to join the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme in 2008, William has given concerts at various music clubs across the UK.

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music (MusB - 1st class and GRNCM - Upper Division, 2003-2008) and the Royal College of Music (PGDip - Distinction, 2008-2009).

Prizes and Awards

  • RNCM Gold Medal Award (2008)
  • Countess of Munster recital Scheme
  • RCM Scholarship (supported by Douglas and Hilda Simmons and Henry Wood Trust Awards) (2008)
  • Countess of Munster award for postgraduate study (2008)
  • MBF award for postgraduate study (2008)
  • MMSF award for postgraduate study (2008)
  • Granada Prize for chamber music, RNCM (2008)
  • Wolfson Foundation - grant for instrument purchase (2007)
  • Procter-Gregg Prize for performance, University of Manchester
  • Trevor Wye Prize for chamber music, RNCM (2007)

Teachers

Nicholas Cox, John Bradbury, Richard Hosford, Barnaby Robson, Bob Hill, Colin Pownall, Michael Harris.

William joined Morgensterns in October 2009

William's web profile was last updated 23rd Apr 2017

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If you require musicians for a concert, recital or to enhance an event,
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