William Butt was born in London and started his musical career early as a chorister in St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle. After graduating from the RNCM with Moray Welsh he then continued his studies in Montreal with Antonio Lysy.
He has since enjoyed a busy career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. He has performed and broadcast all the major concerti for RTE and the BBC. In recital he has regularly toured in Europe and China. As well as often performing the formidable solo sonatas of Ligeti and Kodály, he has recorded the suites by Britten and Bach for Warner Classics. Both recordings received outstanding reviews in the UK and international press. William also is a member of the Esposito String Quartet.
He is passionate about his teaching, is Senior Cello Teacher at the RIAM in Dublin and plays on a fine cello made by Giovanni Grancino in Milan (1690)
Bach, Johann Sebastian The Cello Suites, Warner Classics 2564654227, 2012
Britten, Benjamin, Cello Suites, Apex 256460493-2, 2004
Esposito, Michele, Violin and Cello Sonatas, Mia Cooper, William Butt & Lance Coburn, Champs Hill CHRCD066, 2013