Trumpet player Tristram Williams maintains a busy international career as a soloist, ensemble musician, improviser and educator. He has appeared as a soloist in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Britain, USA, China and with the Melbourne, Queensland and West Australian symphony orchestras on many occasions.
Tristram was associate principal trumpet of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at age 21, before resigning in 2006 after seven years. He has performed as acting principal trumpet with most of the Australian orchestras and with several orchestras and ensembles in Europe, including MusikFabrik and the Gürzenich Orchester, Cologne. Tristram is a member of the Australian new music ensemble ELISION and the Australian Brass Quintet.
Tristram Williams is on the faculties at the Australian National Academy of Music and Monash University. His teachers have included Armando Ghitalla, Håkan Hardenberger, Reinhold Friedrich, Markus Stockhausen, Daniel Mendelow and John Kellaway. He is a laureate of major international trumpet competitions in Brussels and Eindhoven, the ABC Young Performers Award, a 2008 Churchill Fellowship, and was awarded a prize by Karlheinz Stockhausen at the 2006 Stockhausen Interpreters Course.