Biographies

Thomas Graff - Musical Director

Thomas was born in Cardiff and began to play the piano at the age of four. He gained a scholarship to the Junior Department of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama at the age of nine, and went on to study music at the University of Bristol, winning the University Concerto Competition in his final year.

Thomas was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Schools of Music with distinction in 2019, and is active in music teaching, composing, instrumental and choral accompanying, and performing chamber music as well as solo repertoire. He has performed at a range of venues including the Welsh Millennium Centre and Colston Hall. Thomas is also a violinist and was for many years a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales. He is also a keen marathon runner.

Thomas joined the Wessex team in 2017 as Principal Accompanist and was appointed Musical Director in October 2019.

Christine Williams - Accompanist

Chris began playing the piano at the age of eight. She studied music at Liverpool University and followed that with a year at Gipsy Hill College of Education. After a number of years of classroom teaching she now teaches piano privately to both adults and children, and is actively involved in the musical life of the local community.

In addition to playing for Wessex Male Choir, Chris has accompanied the Highworth Choral Society since 1984.