Bethan Morgan-Williams (b.1992) grew up in mid-Wales playing folk music and accompanying local country dancing on the violin. At the age of nine she gained a scholarship to Wells Cathedral School, one of the five specialist music schools in Great Britain, and in 2010 she gained a scholarship to study both composition and violin at the Royal Northern College of Music, under Gary Carpenter and Lelend Chen.
Bethan is an inventive composer, who finds motivation through a simple urge to provide performers with new (and exciting) music. Despite the technical demands her music often makes on her players, it is imbued with a practicality and realism derived from her own considerable experience as a performing musician.
Bethan has written for some of the world’s leading musicians, including Alex Edmundson, Tony Boorer, Paul Silverthorne, Delia Stevens and Joe Atkins. And she has composed under numerous organisations, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble 10/10, Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra, Vulgar Display, House of Bedlam and various ensembles at the RNCM.
Recent works include the Cross & the Albatross for bassoon & harpsichord, In Kenopsia for trombone & live electronics, and Coming ‘Round Again for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir.