Biography of Williams Sioned:
Sioned combines her position as Principal Harpist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra with recitals, concerti, recording, researching and teaching. Highly praised for her innovative solo recitals worldwide, Sioned’s vast repertoire includes researched music and works especially written for her. Sioned is renowned for working with the most prestigious British choirs, performing highly diverse pieces. Especially known for her rendition of Britten’s ‘A Ceremony of Carols,’ she has performed this work with The Sixteen, Tenebrae, King’s College, Cambridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Cathedral, Winchester Quiristers, Cantamus and others. In duo recitals, she has partnered William Bennett, Michael Chance, Martyn Hill, Steven Isserlis, Neil Mackie, Aurele Nicolet, Mark Padmore, Andrew Watts and Roderick Williams. Many of Sioned’s commercial recordings on major labels have won prestigious awards, and in addition to performing solo works, she has partnered James Galway, Lisa Milne, A. Rolfe-Johnson, Frederica von Stade, The BBC Singers, The BBCSO Chorus, The Holst Singers, The Sixteen, Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir, and Winchester Quiristers on disc.