Will Harmer


Will is a London-based pianist and composer. As a collaborative pianist, Will has performed recitals at Cheltenham Festival, St James’ Piccadilly, SJE Arts Oxford and Queen’s College Oxford. He was the St Hilda’s College Graduate Musician-in-Residence 2021-22, performing a series of solo recitals at the Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building. He has worked as an accompanist for Oxford Youth Choirs, Primrose Hill Choirs, Cambridge Holiday Orchestra and Oxford Music Faculty. As a composer, Will won the BBC Proms Inspire Composition Competition and has been commissioned by the BBC Singers, Oxford International Song and Ludlow English Song festivals. His composition ‘Cetus’ for Annemarie Federle was premiered on BBC television as part of the BBC Young Musician competition. This year he is a National Youth Choirs Young Composer and his pieces ‘Fireworks’ and ‘Three Madrigals’ were released on NMC Records as part of the scheme. Will is also active in the London choral scene and is currently a St Martin’s Voices Emerging Artist, having previously sung with Genesis Sixteen and Keble College Choir, Oxford. Will studied at Worcester College, Oxford with Robert Saxton and Anna Tilbrook, and currently studies composition at the Royal Academy of Music with Morgan Hayes.

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