William Hewer is an Australian cellist, currently based in Manchester.
Following his undergraduate study at the Sydney Conservatorium under Uzi Wiesel and Sue-Ellen Paulsen, Will spent a year working with the Sydney Symphony through their fellowship program, before moving to Melbourne for two years’ study with Howard Penny at the Australian National Academy of Music. He attained a Masters of Performance at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, under the tutelage of Nicolas Altstaedt and Christian Brunnert.
Will’s competition successes have included Second Prize in The Stockholm International Music Competition, Finalist in Maria Kliegel’s ‘La Cellisima’ and First Prize in the 2010 Musica Viva Chamber Music Awards.
He has performed as a guests recitalist at various international festivals, including the 2015 Rolandseck Festival, the 2015 Beethoven festival in Bonn and the 2016 Brisbane Baroque festival.
Will plays regularly with the London Philharmonia, BBC Concert Orchestra and Manchester Hallé orchestras in addition to his chamber and solo recital projects. He is currently on trial for a position with the BBC Philharmonic and Principal Cello, Ulster Orchestra (Belfast)