A vocalist of "heart-piercing sweetness"
"Poise and promise, her voice agile with silvery charm"
SEEN AND HEARD
"Soaring top notes by Ellen Williams"
Welsh classical artist Ellen Williams tops the Official Classical Charts as her online performances are viewed by millions. Ellen has performed on international stages and in many of the UK’s most prestigious concert halls and venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, Bridgewater Hall, the Wales Millennium Centre, St David's Hall and for HRH The Prince of Wales in Buckingham Palace.
Her music is heard across Europe, the US and Canada, Asia, Australia, South America, New Zealand, and throughout the UK and Ireland.
In preparation for a new album, Welsh soprano Ellen Williams releases her third single this year, a new rendition of the Welsh National Anthem, Land Of My Fathers, Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau. Available now to stream and download from Spotify and iTunes.
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Welsh classical artist Ellen Williams has been praised for her “poise and promise, her voice agile with silvery charm” (The Guardian), and has been described as singing “with heart-piercing sweetness” in The Times. Ellen has performed for international audiences in the USA and the Baltic States and in many of the UK’s most prestigious concert halls including the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, Bridgewater Hall, the Brangwyn Hall, the Wales Millennium Centre, and for HRH The Prince of Wales in Buckingham Palace.
As a recording artist, Ellen has released music to No1 in the iTunes Classical Charts, has thousands of monthly listeners on Spotify, and her digital performances have been viewed over 2.5 million times. Since releasing her chart-topping debut single Dancing With The Angels with BAFTA winning composer Mark Thomas, a new arrangement and lyric written by Ellen to the traditional Welsh lullaby Suo Gân as featured in Spielberg's Empire Of The Sun, Ellen has worked with Multi-Grammy nominated producer Chris Craker to release a collection of new arrangements of film-score greats all given a classical flare titled Cinema. It's been a hugely popular disc with copies selling in Europe, USA, Asia, Canada, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and across the UK, and includes songs from James Bond, Gladiator and The Lord Of The Rings. The songs have been played many times on BBC Radio and coinciding with its release Ellen was announced the winner of the Future Classic Women Awards in the Classical Crossover category, and a featured artist on Scala Radio. Most recently, Ellen released her debut Christmas album, a collection of traditional carols, festive favourites and one or two lesser-known Christmassy gems titled A Christmas Wish.
Ellen regularly appears in the UK media, and has performed on many of Wales’ light-entertainment programmes. In concert Ellen has performed operatic arias with the orchestra of Welsh National Opera and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and has appeared as the soprano soloist in numerous sacred works including the Fauré Requiem and Handel's Messiah in St David's Hall, Haydn’s Creation in the Brangwyn Hall, and Carl Orff's Carmina Burana in Gloucester Cathedral. Ellen appeared as principal soprano with the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company for two seasons performing in the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Harrogate Royal Hall, in Buxton Opera House, and in theatres across the country on their UK tour as Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Aline in The Sorcerer, Plaintiff in Trial by Jury and Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance where her waltz aria was “superbly sung with soaring top notes” (Seen and Heard International). Further performance highlights include being asked to sing at the wedding of Sir Bryn Terfel, performing Vera Lynn songs in the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance concert, and appearing as a soloist in the Welsh premiere of The Bards of Wales conducted by Sir Karl Jenkins.