Tristram Williams


Tristram Williams, a trumpeter, maintains a busy international career as a soloist, ensemble musician, improviser and educator, and has been a member of ELISION since 2003. He has appeared as a soloist in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Britain, Ireland, the United States and China and many times around Australia, with Orchestra Victoria, and the Melbourne, Queensland and West Australian symphony orchestras.

Tristram was Associate Principal Trumpet of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the age of 21. 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.  As a member of ELISION, he has given concerts of the newest and most virtuosic music, in cities such as Moscow, Warsaw, Berlin, Paris, Leuven, London, Boston and San Francisco. He has made several important CD recordings, including the ELISION’s acclaimed brass CD, Strange Forces

Tristram Williams is on the faculties of 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, an ABC Young Performers’ Award and a 2008 Churchill Fellowship, and was awarded a prize from Karlheinz Stockhausen at the 2006 Stockhausen Interpreters’ Course.