Hailing from Llanberis North Wales and residing in Cardiff, Mari Wyn Williams completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Vocal Studies whilst attending the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with Suzanne Murphy between 2000 and 2005.
Shortly after this Mari accepted a position with Radio Cymru within the BBC as a production assistant, whilst continuing to master vocal technique under the tuition of Gail Pearson. Mari continued her studies in 2011-2012 completing a Masters Degree at the Welsh International Academy of Voice, achieving distinction, under the tuition of Dennis O’Neill and Nuccia Focile.
Mari performed at the Llangollen Pavilion alongside Gwyn Hughes Jones for the 1000’s of Christmas voices concert which was broadcast on the Welsh television channel S4C in December 2012. Television appearances include singing at the closing concert of the National Eisteddfod alongside Bryn Terfel. Mari has been invited to perform at venues worldwide including Strauss’ 4 Last Songs at Westminster Abbey, the Waldorf Astoria in New York, the British embassy in Paris and finally an opera gala in Hong Kong. In May last year, Mari performed at the Wales Millennium Centre alongside Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dennis O’Neill, and Jason Howard.
In June 2013, Mari performed for Opera Classica Europa singing Elisabetta from Don Carlos in an open air Verdi Opera Gala in Frankfurt. And in September 2013 Mari won third place at the Montserrat Caballe Competition in Zaragoza. Other competitions include finalist at the London Wagner competition and finalist at the Elizabeth Connell competition in Sydney. Opera Roles include Lady Macbeth from Verdi’s Macbeth, Nella, Gianni Schicchi, Giorgetta Il Tabarro, Leonora Il Trovatore, and Brünnhilde for Unexpected Opera’s The Rinse Cycle. Last year Mari was one of the Alvarez Young Artists at Garsington Opera and Covered the Role of Elettra from Idomeneo.
Future engagements include Helmwige for Grange Park Opera.