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William Butt was born in London. His musical career started early, as a chorister in St George’s Chapel, Windsor. Later he studied the cello at the Royal Northern College of Music with Moray Welsh and after winning awards and scholarships such as the Royal Society of Arts, Martin Trust and first prize in the Muriel Taylor competition, he furthered his studies with Antonio Lysy in Montreal. He now enjoys a busy career as soloist, chamber musician and is professor of cello at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin.
On the concert platform he has performed extensively throughout Ireland, the UK, Europe and the Far East. He is a much admired exponent of the solo cello repertoire, having performed and broadcast numerous works
by contemporary composers, as well as the formidable solo sonatas by Kodály and Ligeti and the suites of Bach and Britten. He plays on a fine cello made by Giovanni Grancino in Milan (1690). - Warner Classics Read less
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