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.
Autumn 2014 will also see the release of Llŷr Williams’ third CD by Signum Records, produced by 10-time Grammy Award nominee and the winner, Judith Sherman. The CD entitled Wagner Without Words will feature original piano music by Wagner, Liszt’s transcriptions of Wagner’s music and Williams’ own transcription of Wagner’s operas.