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In conversation with Roderick Williams OBE

‘I see how other countries consider the arts. A society that puts the arts right in the centre, knows it feeds into everything you do’

- Roderick Williams

Roderick Williams OBE

Roderick Williams is one of the most sought-after baritones of his generation, who performs a wide repertoire from baroque to contemporary. He enjoys relationships with all the major UK opera houses, performs regularly with orchestras and ensembles both in the UK and worldwide, is an accomplished recital artist and appears regularly on Radio 3 both as a performer and presenter. Roderick is also a composer, with works premiered in leading concert halls and live on national radio.

Ashutosh Khandekar

Ashutosh Khandekar is Editor-in-Chief of Opera Now magazine and an Editorial Director at the Mark Allen Group working with titles including International Piano and Choir & Organ and the industry website He is a trustee of the George Solti Academy and Second Movement Opera and has served on the boards of the Academy of Ancient Music and Iford Opera. Ash was born in Mumbai, India, and raised in Hong Kong, Thailand and the United Kingdom.