Larry Williams

Larry Williams

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Larry Williams has distinguished himself as a multifaceted musician whose artistry led the late Philip Farkas to describe him as "an outstanding artist-soloist with fine tone, excellent intonation, superb accuracy, and superior musicianship."

Biography

Larry Williams has distinguished himself as a multifaceted musician whose artistry led the late Philip Farkas, (former Principal Horn of the Chicago Symphony and master teacher), to describe him as "an outstanding artist-soloist with fine tone, excellent intonation, superb accuracy, and superior musicianship". Ebony magazine listed Mr. Williams as one of the "50 Leaders of Tomorrow" in 1995 and The Maine Sunday Telegram described Larry as "a phenomenally good horn player, with the brilliance for solo work and the ear to blend perfectly with a string quartet that has been playing together for years".

Williams is currently a member of The Lyric Brass Quintet, Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass and serves as Principal Horn of Soulful Symphony and member of The Sphinx Symphony Orchestra (Detroit). Williams is Artistic Director and Principal horn of The American Studio Orchestra, and serves as Assistant Director of The Sandia Music Festival (Albuquerque, NM). Williams formerly served as Principal Horn of The New World Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Sir Michael Tilson Thomas, and has performed with the Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras. His wide range of musical styles include: solo & chamber repertoire, jazz, pop, contemporary, gospel, film, and commercial music. Williams has toured and performed with Jazz and Popular music greats: Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, and Arturo Sandoval.

Larry Williams is a Yamaha Performing Artist, and performs exclusively on Yamaha Custom Horns.

Discography

2006 "Black Forest", Solo
2002, Paradigms, Solo
Lyric Brass Quintet:
"Daydreams, Desires, and Diversions"
"Christmas Around The World"