There will be much anticipation this autumn when Llŷr Williams begins his exploration of the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas at London’s Wigmore Hall which begins in October and will be spread over three years. The Wigmore Hall concerts will also run concurrently with a cycle at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff. At the same time, Williams continues his collaboration with the Elias Quartet at Glasgow’s City Halls, surveying his string quartets and piano sonatas, a series which they began at the beginning of last season. This will be the third Beethoven Cycle which Williams has undertaken. Previous cycles have taken place at Perth Concert Hall and at Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh during the Festival.
September 2014 also saw the release of Llyr Williams’ third CD by Signum Records, produced by multiple Grammy Award winner Judith Sherman. The CD entitled Wagner Without Words features original piano music by Wagner, transcriptions by Franz Liszt and Glenn Gould, and Williams’ own transcriptions of Wagner’s music.