Nick Williams is a composer and conductor. He was a co-founder of composer/performer collective Soundpool, the precursor to York Late Music, and directed the Soundpool Ensemble.
His music has been performed throughout Europe and the USA, at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Belfast Sonorities Festival, the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival (Vermont) and the Poisson Rouge (New York), played by leading soloists and ensembles including Monica Germino (USA/Netherlands), Philip Thomas (UK), Wilhem Latchoumia (France), Duo Contour (Germany), and the Ligeti Quartet (UK).
He has also taught composition and related subjects at Huddersfield University, Leeds Conservatoire and Leeds University, and was head of composition at the University of West London. He sometimes writes about music, and his articles have been published in the journals Tempo and Contemporary Music Review.