William Howard, founder of the Schubert Ensemble, also makes regular appearances as a soloist in recitals and concertos, and can be heard regularly on BBC Radio and Classic FM. He has played at most of Britain's major festivals and is a regular visitor to the Dartington International Summer School. He has toured as a soloist in many countries, most particularly in the Far East and in the Czech and Slovak Republics, which he has visited many times. Solo recordings include works by Schubert, Smetana, Dvorak, Fibich, Anthony Powers, David Matthews and Judith Weir, who recently wrote a Piano Concerto for him. His performance of Czech music has earned him a medal from the Czech Ministry of Culture and his Fibich recording (on Chandos) has been awarded a Diapason D'Or in France.