William Clark joined the viola section after more than a decade performing as a freelancing artist. During this time he performed in guest principal and tutti roles with the Tasmanian and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Following a year as an emerging artist with the ACO in 2012, he was made a core member of the ACO Inspire quartet.
His love of chamber music has led him around the globe, performing in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Hong Kong, and the UK, as well as every major music festival in Australia.
An advocate for new music, William has premiered many Australian works by composers including Don Kay, Melody Eötvös, Matt Laing and Larry Sitsky.
Following full-scholarship study at the University of Melbourne and the Australian National Academy of music, William performed in masterclasses with Laurence Power, Ning Feng and William Coleman, as well as extensive string quartet study abroad with members of the Takács, Belcea, Alban Berg, Juilliard, Hagen, Doric, and Artemis String Quartets.
When not playing the viola, William can be found either running marathons, or forcing his colleagues to look at photos of his dogs.