ABOUT | WILLIAM

Awards | Nominations 

Winner

Composer

RTS West of England Awards 2021 for Tibet: Roof of the World 

(IFA Media)

Best Score

Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival 2017 for Seeing Him (Living Spirit Pictures)

 

Nominee

Music

Finalist - Original Music Score Jackson Media Awards 2022 for Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale 

(Wild Space Productions Ltd (Netflix) / Freeborne Media Ltd)

Composer

RTS West of England Awards 2021 for Tibet: Roof of the World 

(IFA Media)

Music

RTS West of England Awards 2020 for Hippos - Africa's River Giants (Icon Films Ltd for BBC Two)

Composer

RTS West of England 2017 Awards for Jago - a Life Underwater (Underdog Films for BBC and Netflix)

Composer

RTS West of England 2016 Awards, for Return of the Giant Killers: Africa's Lion Kings (BBC Two)

Music Award

Wildscreen Festival 2016 for Jago - a Life Underwater (Underdog Films for BBC and Netflix)

William composes and produces music for film, television and concert performance. He has scored over 100 films for the major broadcasters including Netflix, BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, PBS, National Geographic International, Discovery International and YouTube Originals.

In 2021 William won Best Composer at the Royal Television Society West of England Awards for his score to IFA Media’s Tibet: Roof of the World. In the same year with the same score, he was a Finalist in the Music+Sound Awards’ Best Original Composition in Film and TV Titles category. In 2017 William won Best Score at the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival for his score to Living Spirit Pictures’ Seeing Him. In 2016, his score to Jago - A Life Underwater was nominated for the Music Award at the prestigious international Wildscreen Festival. In 2022, William was a Finalist in the Original Music Score category at the Jackson Wild Media Awards for his score to Wild Space Productions Ltd (Netflix) / Freeborne Media Ltd’s Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale.

Scores recently composed by William include feature documentary The Letter: A Message For Our Earth (YouTube Originals), Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale narrated by Regé-Jean Page (Netflix Original), Hippos - Africa's River Giants narrated by Sir David Attenborough (BBC), and H2O - the Molecule that Made Us (PBS).

On stage and in the recording studio, William has collaborated with a wide variety of international soloists including guitarist John Williams and singer Tom Jones. William’s passion for working across styles led to a live and recorded collaboration with Mercury Prize-Winner, Roni Size & Reprazent. Their album, Live at Colston Hall, was released in November 2015. Also at the Colston Hall, with Sir David Attenborough presenting, William orchestrated and conducted the BBC’s Nature’s Great Events Live to a sell-out audience. The BBC’s Wild China series, orchestrated and conducted by William, won an Emmy for sound and music.

Many recordings conducted by William are available to buy on Sony Classical, Universal Classical and Jazz, and CBS Records. As conductor, he has worked regularly with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Bristol Ensemble. In 2021 he conducted City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and soloist Laurence Perkins (bassoon) for a Hyperion Records double album release entitled, Voyage of a Sea-god. In 2022, he has conducted BBC National Orchestra of Wales in filmscore recordings for Will Gregory.

The original soundtrack album Africa’s Fishing Leopards (Music from the Original TV Show) featuring music by William is available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Music, Amazon and TIDAL.

Alongside his busy freelance schedule as composer, William has, for fourteen years, nurtured and encouraged talented young film composers through his work as a p-t visiting Senior Associate Teacher on the MA Composition of Music for Film and Television course at the University of Bristol.

William has a degree in Music from the University of East Anglia and is a licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama having been a Junior Exhibitioner in violin and piano at the Royal College of Music and a Music Scholar at St. Paul’s School.  He studied conducting with Richard Hickox, John Lubbock and George Hurst, and piano with Sidney Harrison and John York.  His passion for film composition began when working as a musical assistant to British composer Edward Williams preparing scores and conducting sessions on television projects for Edward.

William is a member of The Ivors Academy and PRS for Music.  

Specialities: composing music to picture, high-end music production, orchestration, conducting and piano performance