Born on 4 June 1981 at Mount Isa in North-West Queensland, Australia, William Barton is one of the world's leading didgeridoo players and in increasing demand as a composer and collaborative artist.
Engagements have included the Ninetieth Anniversary ceremonies in Gallipoli, performances for the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Aldeburgh Festival, the Sydney and West Australian Symphony Orchestras and an Australian Indigenous Music Project for Cité de la Musique in Paris. He has appeared with the Brooklyn, Reno Chamber and Jena Philharmonic Orchestras and at the Venice Music Biennale and Australia Pittsburgh Festival in the USA, and plays regularly at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville.
In 2008, he premièred a work co-written with Matthew Hindson, Kalkadunga, with the Sydney Symphony at the Sydney Opera House and was commissioned by the Southern Cross Soloists to première a new work in their Music and Words series.
A selection of M&V articles about William Barton
Ensemble. Especially Successful - Gillian Wills reports from the Australian Fesival of Chamber Music
Ensemble. Suite Brolga - Music of David Salisbury at the 2009 Australian Festival of Chamber Music, reported by Malcolm Tattersall
Ensemble. Beethoven and Blue Skies - The 2007 Australian Festival of Chamber Music begins, and Malcolm Tattersall is there
Ensemble. The Journey Begins - Malcolm Tattersall is at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music 2006