Pianist William Hume has established himself as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician.  He has performed on the National Public Radio program “From the Top,” at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, and Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall.  William has received awards in numerous competitions, including recognition in 2014 as a winner of The American Prize, the international ENKOR Piano and Violin Competition, and the New Jersey Young Artist Piano Competition.  In addition, he has received awards through the National Federation of Music Clubs from 2013-2015 and was named a National YoungArts Foundation winner.  He was most recently named a semifinalist in the 2016 American Prize Competition.

William’s orchestral performances have included Mozart, Bach, and Grieg concerti with the Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra, the Northern Neck Orchestra, and The Liberty Academy of the Arts Orchestra.  He has also performed the Beethoven Choral Fantasy with the Williamsburg Choral Guild and Orchestra.

This year William was selected to become an Arts Leadership Certificate Fellow in the Eastman School of Music Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Program.  He was named a member of the International Academy of Performing Arts and Sciences and served as an ENKOR International Competition jury member for their 2015 piano and violin competition.  He has attended prestigious summer programs and festivals in the United States and Europe, most notably the Adamant Summer Masterclass Series, Aspen Music Festival and School, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the Southeastern Piano Festival.  He has performed in master classes with Julian Martin, Ann Schein, Barry Snyder, Matti Raekallio, Sergei Babayan, Paul Badura-Skoda, John O’Conor, Marian Hahn, Slawomir Dobrzanski, among others.

Community service is an integral part of William’s musical outlook. He enjoys volunteering and performing free concerts and outreach activities throughout the local community.  He routinely works with schools, the Salvation Army, nursing homes, non-profits, and professional music organizations.

William is a senior at the Eastman School of Music and studies with Professor Alan Chow.  He is pursuing a Bachelor of Music Degree as a piano performance major, while also exploring his interests in composition, technology, business and writing.

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  5 Responses to “Bio”

  1. Nice website, William! Keep up the good work!

  2. William, your piano playing makes me feel magical.

  3. William, I have enjoyed your piano performances on my iPad very much. Your talent will take you far and bring much joy to all have the pleasure of hearing you. I am especially pleased that our Williamsburg Music Club has had the honor of applauding you very early on. All my best wishes. Sincerely, Kathy Exton

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