British tenor Ryan Williams graduated from the University of Chichester with a first class honours degree in music performance. After University Ryan spent 2 years on the choral scholarship scheme at Portsmouth Cathedral and went on to receive a Masters in Music from the Royal Academy of Music and become a member of the prestigious Royal Academy Opera programme.
Ryan is a highly experienced Choral singer, highlights of which include being member of the inaugural Voces8 Scholarship programme, working with the Gabrieli Consort, The King’s Consort and being a member of the Philharmonia Chorus.
As a soloist, Ryan has performed Oratorio works such as Handel Messiah, Dvorak Stabat Mater, Mozart Requiem, Bach B minor Mass, Haydn Nelson Mass, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, and he performed regularly with the Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Music Foundation’s Bach Cantata Series during his studies. In 2019, Ryan performed the role of Evangelist for Bach's St. Matthew Passion conducted by Trevor Pinnock, and also toured South Korea with the Dudok Ensemble.
In 2015 Ryan was a member Glyndebourne Opera Academy under Mary King, which inspired his passion for opera. Ryan’s operatic roles include Le Ducb (Chérubin), La théière, Le petit vieillard, La rainette (L’enfant et les sortilege), Jupiter (Semele), Basilio/Curzio (Le Nozze di Figaro), Acis (Acis & Galatea) Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte) and Tamino (The Magic Flute). His chorus roles include Venus & Adonis, Dido & Aeneas, The Gondoliers, Orphée aux Enfers (RAO), Tristan und Isolde covering Sailor, Fidelio and Der Fliegende Holländer (Longborough Festival Opera).
Ryan is generously supported by the Josephine Baker Trust, the John and Heather Clemence Charitable Trust and the Mario Lanza Educational Foundation.