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Sharon Williams

Principal Piccolo

Member since 2001

‘Having wanted to learn an instrument at school, after chime bars, the only option was the violin. My parents thought ‘we can’t face that scratching sound, how about the flute?’ (James Galway was at number one in the charts). I was very small and the teacher started me on piccolo, not the flute – so it wasn’t much better for their ears!’

Sharon Williams joined the LSO in 2001 having also held the position of Principal Piccolo firstly in the Hong Kong Philharmonic and then the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. A former student of the Royal College of Music, Sharon has also played with most of the major British orchestras and opera companies. She enjoys teaching flute and piccolo and regularly undertakes masterclasses and adjudicating. The LSO enables Sharon’s love of travelling and she loves exploring new places during downtime on tour.