• … extending the black and white piano keyboard towards multi-coloured landscapes of electronic music, extended piano technique and video.
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Tricia Dawn Williams is a concert pianist with an unusual and colourful 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 Cape Town Fringe Festival in South Africa. 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. She has also received coaching on extended piano technique from Margaret Leng Tan. 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.In 2015 she joined the team of Encore – arts and culture magazine in her role of sub-editor.

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‘Williams has now established herself as a leading pianist when it comes to contemporary repertoire. She has a natural affinity with the repertoire that goes beyond mere technical competence.’ Read more..


Times of Malta | November 3, 2013 by Alex Vella Gregory

The Three Irish Legends by Henry Cowell showed up Williams’ pianistic mastery to the full with its extraordinary effects of elbows and fists crashing down on the piano. The colours of these three pieces were nothing short of amazing.  Read more...    


Kenneth Zammit Tabona - The Sunday Times | December 12, 2010

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Arabesque
The music of Ruben Zahra revisits the past in a spiral journey. The seeds of his compositions germinate within an ancient Mediterranean landscape to sprout and branch out towards the universal and contemporary expression. The encounter and tension between heritage and innovation is the most significant relationship in the music of Ruben Zahra. Arabesque features a selection of chamber music: Arabesque (flute, clarinet, percussion), Constellations (piano solo), Spirall (flute & percussion), Mouse in the Machine (clarinet & piano), Logħba (brass quintet).
Arabesque
Arabesque
Arabesque
Ggantija 2013
Ggantija 2013 project is an interdisciplinary and collaborative project that was launched in June 2013 at Ggantija Temples in Xaghra Gozo. Mr Victor Agius (visual artist), Dr Mariella Cassar Cordina (composer) and Dr Immanuel Mifsud (writer) collaborated in dialogue with the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ggantija Temples. After the performance at the temples the project continued with a series of hands on workshops and a final exhibition at St James Cavalier in Valletta, Malta. This project was curated by Dr Vince Briffa. Ggantija II was recorded at Teatru Manoel on July 21, 2014. For this piece, piano samples of prepared piano and extended piano techniques were recorded, then transformed through computer processing. Composed by Mariella Cassar Cordina Words by Immanuel Mifsud Visual Artist Victor Agius Tricia Dawn Williams, Piano and pre-recorded material Giséle Grima, Piano Simon Abdilla Joslin, Cello Alistair Attard, Electronics Sharon Bezzina, Narrator
Ggantija 2013
Ggantija 2013
Ggantija 2013

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