|Name John Williams||Role Conductor|
|Albums From a Moonlit Ceremony / Harbor Narrative / Symphony for Seattle|
Education Cleveland Institute of Music, Boston University
Awards Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra)
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance
Similar People Quincy Porter, Elmar Oliveira, Angelin Chang, Ernest Bloch
Poem for orchestra by william grant still john mclaughlin williams
John McLaughlin Williams (born 1957) is a Grammy award-winning American orchestral conductor and violinist.
- Poem for orchestra by william grant still john mclaughlin williams
- Frank bridge violin sonata 1932 john mclaughlin williams violin
- Awards and recognitions
He attended the Boston University School of Music, the New England Conservatory and is a graduate of The Cleveland Institute of Music. His violin studies were with Dorothy DeLay, conducting with Carl Topilow and composition with Donald Erb and Margaret Brouwer. A relative newcomer to conducting, he has appeared as a guest conductor with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Sinfonietta, and many other ensembles. He has recorded several CDs for the Naxos Records label, all in their American Classics series, where he has shown a remarkable ability to uncover lost gems by American composers of the first half of the 20th century (such as Henry Hadley and John Alden Carpenter), and bring them vividly to life with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and the National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. The resurgence of interest in western American composer George Frederick McKay (1899-1970) can be attributed to William's pioneering Naxos recordings of McKay's music. He was awarded a Grammy in 2007 for his recording of Olivier Messiaen's Oiseaux Exotiques, in which he conducted the Cleveland Chamber Symphony with pianist Angelin Chang, who also received a Grammy. Williams has received a total of four Grammy nominations. Williams has also served as assistant conductor of the Britt Festival in Oregon. As a violinist, he has appeared as a soloist around the United States and was an active freelancer in the Boston area, where he was assistant concertmaster of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and played as a substitute with the Boston Symphony. Williams was also a member of the Houston Symphony, and was concertmaster of the Virginia Symphony. His first solo violin recording is set for release and contains world premiere recordings of the complete violin music by Karl Weigl, and will appear on the Sono Luminus label.