Lyn Williams AM

Founder and Artistic Director of Gondwana Choirs

NSWNomineeAustralian of the Year2022

For more than three decades, Lyn Williams has made significant contributions to musical performance and development in Australia.

As the founder and Artistic Director of Gondwana Choirs, Lyn commissions original works – many of which speak to the connection between the traditional owners and their land.

In recent times, many arts organisations have struggled through the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Lyn has led Gondwana Choirs through the challenges. She’s continued its inspiring ensemble work, giving young people access to the choral community both remotely and in person. In doing so, she’s provided a lifeline to hundreds of young people who come together to connect, learn and thrive through song, as well as to the families and communities they are part of.

Lyn’s choirs have shaped the course of thousands of lives, with former choristers becoming future performing artists and composers. She nurtures the talents of music lovers who then share their learning with others.