‘...the depth of detail and the clarity of the voicing complemented every nuance of the singing’

William Hancox’s musical interests have always ranged widely, taking in solo concerts, chamber music, duo work and vocal coaching. A recent trip to China typified this breadth of approach, with masterclasses for singers and pianists, a recital of English and American song and a performance of Constant Lambert’s The Rio Grande in the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. In the field of contemporary music he has premiered works by Roxanna Panufnik and Richard Blackford at the Cheltenham Festival and London’s South Bank, recorded the complete works for voice and piano of the Icelandic composer Jon Asgeirsson and recently recorded contemporary cello sonatas with Rohan de Saram. Other recordings include the complete Mörike songs of Hugo Wolf and a disc of classical lullabies with soprano Esther Levin. He has broadcast for the BBC and Classic FM. 

William was educated at Cambridge University and subsequently studied piano with the Hungarian pianist Joseph Weingarten, himself a student of Dohnányi, Bartók and Kodály.