William Berry

William began learning the piano from a young age, and was taught initially by Elizabeth Marrison, then Ludwig Treviranus and later Gillian Bibby. He is now 17 and has completed all levels of his piano examinations up to licentiate with the highest grades available. William graduated from Hutt Valley High School in 2020 obtaining Excellence Endorsements in all his level 3 NCEA subjects; he also gained three NZQA subject scholarships. William was a semi-finalist in the 2018 NZ Junior Piano Competition and reached the finals in the 2020 competition. He has also won many local IRMTNZ competitions. William is currently studying towards a double degree in piano and mathematics at Victoria University of Wellington and is taught by Jian Liu. Aside from piano performance, William enjoys composing his own music and plays the saxophone as a second instrument.


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