Tricia Dawn Williams (Malta)
Tricia Dawn Williams is a concert pianist with an unusual and colorful profile. As a dedicated promoter of music by living composers, she has commissioned, premiered, recorded and broadcast numerous new works, and is a frequent collaborator on the creation of interdisciplinary projects with new technologies. Her international performances include, amongst others: the Béla Bartόk Memorial House in Budapest, the Festival International de Carthage in Tunisia, the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes in France and Festival di Castel dei Mondi in Italy. In Malta she has performed in various festivals: the Malta Arts Festival, Għanafest, the International Spring Orchestra Festival, Contemporary Sounds Series, Science in the City, Evenings on Campus, Notte Bianca, Żigużajg – Arts Festival for Children and Young People, the Valletta International Piano Festival, Modern Music Days, The Three Palaces Festival and Teatru Manoel.
Born in Malta, of Irish and Welsh descent, Williams started playing the piano at a very early age with Rita Micallef and was further mentored on 20th century music by Pawlu Grech. In 2010 Williams was appointed secretary of the ‘Malta Association for Contemporary Music’ committed to establish new heights in its goal to promote the performance and understanding of contemporary music in Malta.