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William Wolfram Back To Performers

Instrumental Focus

  • piano

American pianist William Wolfram was a silver medalist at both the William Kapell and the Naumburg International Piano Competitions and a bronze medalist at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow. Wolfram has appeared with many of the greatest orchestras of the world, markedly beginning with his concerto debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony under the baton of Leonard Slatkin. He enjoys ongoing close associations with the Dallas Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony, the Phoenix Symphony, and the Minnesota Orchestra. An enthusiastic supporter of new music, he has collaborated with many composers. His world-premiere performance of the Paul Chihara re-orchestration of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Milwaukee Symphony was met with great critical acclaim. Wolfram has extensive experience in the recording studio. He has recorded four titles on the Naxos label in his series of Franz Liszt opera transcriptions and two other chamber music titles for Naxos with violinist Philippe Quint. He most recently recorded the Bach Goldberg Variations on the PlayClassics label. Mr. Wolfram is the head of the piano department at the Eastern Music Festival, a regular guest at the Colorado College Music Festival, and teaches at the Manhattan School of Music. Wolfram was the focus of a chapter in Joseph Horowitz's book, The Ivory Trade: Music and the Business of Music at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He was featured in the documentary of the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition. A graduate of The Juilliard School, William Wolfram resides in New York City with his wife and two daughters. He is a Yamaha artist.

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