Festival Artist

Greg WilliamsGREG WILLIAMS – violin

Violist Greg Williams is a musician excelling on several fronts. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Viola Performance at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he studies with Karen Ritscher. Previous studies were at the Eastman School of Music and Boston University. Cultivating an active career as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player, Greg Williams first performed on National Public Radio's "From The Top," at 17, and has most recently appeared on a series of recitals in the Czech Republic. He was a Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School, and has performed with several ensembles including Symphony in C, Ensemble 212, Symphony Z, the Distinguished Concerts International of New York, the Westchester Chamber Symphony, Rhymes With Opera, and the Syracuse Symphony. A champion for contemporary music, he has premiered works by various composers including Anthony Green, Andrew Nishikawa, Mohammed Fairouz, with plans to give the North American premiere of Gilad Hochman's Akeda for solo viola in New York in 2013. Currently Greg Williams serves as a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the Aaron Copland School of Music, where teaches viola, chamber music, and co-directs the String Ensemble, and has taught viola and violin at Kellenberg Memorial High School since 2008.