Bill Williams

Guest Musician

Bill Williams has performed as principal trumpet and soloist with orchestras and festivals internationally. His activities have included an extensive range of performances, recordings and tours with major orchestras including the San Francisco Symphony, the Berner Symphonieorchester, the Barcelona Symphony and many other orchestras in the US, Europe and Asia. He has performed chamber music at a variety of festivals internationally and with leading ensembles including Ensemble Modern and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. During the summers, he serves as a faculty member at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California and performs as solo trumpet of the Gstaad/Menuhin Festival Orchestra.

In addition to his performing life, Bill works with performers to help them cope with the challenges of performance. In demand internationally as a performance psychology coach, he has a private practice based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Bill has served as a performance psychology faculty member/lecturer at institutions including the New World Symphony, the Juilliard School, the Eastman School of Music, the University of Michigan, the Curtis Institute and the Zurich Conservatory.

Bill was awarded a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance with the Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, where his main teachers were Charles Geyer and Barbara Butler. He was also awarded the Master of Arts degree in Psychology from the New School for Social Research (New York, USA).