2017, 2013
“The AWO is an important initiative which will inject new fire and passion into orchestral music in this country. The concerts will surely be very exciting and inspiring. I’m thrilled to be involved.”

Tristram Williams


Trumpet Soloist; Former Associate Principal of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Member of Elision

Australian Hometown(s): Newcastle & Melbourne
Education: Newcastle University

Tristram Williams maintains a busy international career as a soloist, ensemble musician, improviser and educator. He has appeared as a soloist in Germany, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Ireland, USA, China, Japan, Korea and in Australia including Orchestra Victoria; and the Melbourne, Queensland and West Australian Symphony Orchestras.

Tristram was Associate Principal Trumpet of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at age 21, before resigning after seven years to focus on solo and small ensemble work. He has performed as acting Principal Trumpet with many Australian Orchestras, and with several orchestras and ensembles in Europe, including MusikFabrik, and the Gürzenich Orchester, Cologne. 

Tristram is a member of the Australian New Music ensemble ELISION and the Australian Brass Quintet.  He is on the faculties at the Australian National Academy of Music and Monash University. His teachers have included Armando Ghitalla, Hakan Hardenberger, Reinhold Friedrich, Markus Stockhausen, Daniel Mendelow and John Kellaway. He is a laureate of major international trumpet competitions in Brussels and Eindhoven, the ABC Young Performers Award, a 2008 Churchill Fellowship, and was awarded a prize from Karlheinz Stockhausen at the 2006 Stockhausen Interpreters Course.

He has been a member of the Australian World Orchestra in 2013 under Maestro Zubin Mehta, and again in 2017 under Simone Young.

Last updated 2017