Graham Williams studied viola at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and studied composition privately with Richard Rodney Bennett.
He is a prolific composer and his works have received much critical acclaim both here and abroad as well as winning a number of prestigious awards. His orchestral works have been performed in this country by such orchestras as the English Chamber Orchestra, Scottish National Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and the City of London Sinfonia.
He has also composed a wide variety of chamber music for groups such as Lontano, the Park Lane Group, the Mühlfeld Ensemble, the Vega Wind Quintet and the Feinstein Ensemble. His works have been broadcast on Radio 3 and Classic FM.
Graham Williams is also artistic director of Music Past & Present, a non-profit making organisation set up to encourage new audiences to listen to contemporary music within a framework of classical pieces.