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Justin Williams : Associate Artist

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Justin Williams holds the position of Assistant Principal Viola with the Sydney
Symphony Orchestra and is the founding violist of the Tinalley String Quartet
(TSQ). Justin has performed as Principal Viola with Melbourne Symphony
Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian World Orchestra, Australian
Opera and Ballet Orchestra (AOBO), Queensland Symphony Orchestra,
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and Australia ProArte.

As a member of Tinalley String Quartet, Justin shared in the experience of winning
the 2005 Australian Chamber Music Competition and the 9th Banff International
String Quartet Competition. With TSQ he has toured extensively throughout
Australia, Europe and North America and has released several recordings with
Move Records, Decca Australia and ABC Classic.

As a composer, Justin released his 'Movement for String Quartet' in 2020, which
has since been performed throughout Australia and in Europe by the Australian
String Quartet. In 2022, Justin was the recipient of a Sydney International Piano
Competition Composing the Future juror's prize for his 'Three Intermezzi' for solo
piano. In 2023, his set of songs 'Three Pieces for String Quartet and Voice: Love - Despair - Hope', was commissioned and premiered at Blackheath Chamber Music Festival, and his First Symphony was jointly commissioned by Queensland Symphony and Sydney Symphony Orchestra and premiered by QSO under the direction of Maestro Umberto Clerici as part of the Brisbane Festival. At the beginning of 2024, Justin wrote a duo for violin and cello (Theme and Variations), and a piece for solo piano, commissioned by the Australian National Academy of Music.

Biography provided by the composer — current to March 2024