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guitarist

John Williams, Australian guitarist.

Background

WILLIAMS, John was born on April 24, 1941 in Melbourne, Australia. Son of Len Williams and Melaan Ket.

Education

Studied guitar, Segovia; Studied guitar, Accad. Chigiana, Siena; Studied guitar, Royal College Music, London.

Career

Numerous concerts, radio and television appearances, worldwide. Numerous solo records and records with leading orchestras. Appeared with Julian Bream, Itzhak Perlman, Cleo Laine, others.

Founder Brian Gascoigne The Height Below, Ensemble, 1974. Founder, member group Sky, 1979—1984. Artistic director South Bank Summer Music, 1984—1985, Melbourne Arts Festival, 1987.

Founder, member group John Williams' ATTACCA, since 1991.

Membership

Group Sky 1979-1984.

Connections

Married 1st Linda Susan Kendall in 1964 (divorced), one daughter. Married 2nd Sue Cook in 1981 (divorced), one son.

mother:
Melaan Ket