Ian Billings

Will Henshall

Ian Billings
Will Henshall

Will is an award-winning Musical Director, Orchestrator, Arranger and Vocal Animateur. Will has been playing music from a young age. He studied classical piano keyboard skill and technology. He is also an ardent vocal Animateur, training classical vocals, opera and pop and currently works with a five-time award winning vocal ensemble. At the start of his career, Will was mentored with musical director, Jeremy Wootton who did ’sow the musical seeds’ for his later work. As a pianist, he has played curing many ceremonies as a recital and classical performance pianists. In 2012, he was involved in the opening of the Creative Minds Festival at the Regent Theatre.

As a composer, 'Musical Differences' (National Theatre Connections), Dear Comrade, With Love and Solidarity' (UK Tour), Canterbury Tales (Victoria Hall), 'I'm Spilling My Heart Out, Here!' (National Theatre Connections), 'For The King's Shilling' (Forum Theatre).

At present, Will divides his time between conducting engagements, vocal coaching, providing arrangements and compositions for various companies, and running musical theatre workshops for students. Will is also the Chief Executive and Artistic Director for ‘Ellesmere Overtures - Professional Music Services.

www.ellesmereovertures.co.uk