Dr Jonathan (Huw) Williams is the Director of College Music and a renowned conductor, orchestrator, composer and musicologist. Recent highlights include composing award-winning choral music for Sony’s Horizon Zero Dawn, orchestrations for the CBSO and Dutch National Ballet, and the release of a CD with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He is the director of the Rameau Project and recently conducted the UK premiere of the original version of Rameau’s Castor et Pollux and worked with the Georgisches Kammerorchester on their Rameau performances for an audience of 10,000 in Ingolstadt, Germany.
Jonathan’s other collaborations including those with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Concert Orchestra, British Youth Opera, English National Ballet, English Touring Opera, English Chamber Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Oxford Chamber Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Sinfonia Britannica, Trondheim Barokk and the University of London Choir and Orchestra.
In the studio, Jonathan has created award-winning music for TV and film, with his work at Abbey Road studios on orchestral soundtracks with sales of over 80 million copies.
Appointed as the College's first Director of College Music in 2006, Jonathan organises many of the music activities in College, including the popular weekly lunchtime concert series and a full programme of events for the College Choir and Orchestra.