Sub-Organist of St Paul's Cathedral, London, since July 2018, William takes a share in the organ-playing and conducting of statutory and special services and curates the year-long organ recital series there.
His musical education began as a chorister at York Minster, before organ scholarships at Wells and Hereford Cathedrals. Prior to his appointment at St Paul's, he was Organ Scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford, from where he graduated with a First-Class degree in Music. While in Oxford, he studied organ with Stephen Farr and Matthew Martin. As well as playing for several CD recordings, tours, and broadcasts with Magdalen College Choir, he directed the choir for an interregnum term.
William became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists at the age of 19, winning the Turpin and Durrant prize for playing. As an organist and continuo-player, his playing has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, BBC Television, and Classic FM and, as an accompanist, he has played throughout Europe and in the USA. He currently studies the organ part-time at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on the Personal Study Programme.
As a piano accompanist, he was the winner of the 2018 Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize Competition, held at the Royal Academy of Music.