Ralph Thomas Williams is a British countertenor active in opera, concert and choral singing around the United Kingdom. He obtained his Masters degree with first class honours at The Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Nicholas Powell and Roger Hamilton and his undergraduate degree from Royal Holloway, University of London. His studies were generously supported by The James and Mary Glass Scholarship Award, The Jane Anthony Memorial Fund and The Maurice and Jean Buckley Award.
Recent roles have included Cupid (Venus and Adonis) with HGO, premiering Isaac/Caspar in Luke Styles/Britten’s Awakening Shadow for both the Cheltenham and Presteigne Festivals, Ruggiero (Alcina) in Italy with SOA and Refugee in Jonathan Dove’s Flight with RNCM. In summer 2022 Ralph will premiere ‘The Red Room’ by Amir Tafreshipour as part of the Tête à Tête festival.
Ralph has won numerous competitions and prizes including The Bessie Cronshaw & Frost Brownson Song Cycle Prize 2019, The Manchester Welsh Society Prize 2019, and winning performance in The Rosamond Prize 2019 at the RNCM. His concert engagements include soloist in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Cesare from Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Haydn’s cantata Arianna a Naxos with the London Mozart Players. Ralph also has extensive experience in ensemble singing , and enjoys performing with various choirs in the North, including Eboracum Baroque, Canzonetta Choir, Manchester Cathedral Choir and The Liverpool Bach Collective.