William Short

William Short was appointed Principal Bassoon of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 2012. He previously served in the same capacity with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and has also performed with the Houston Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra. William has performed as soloist with the Vermont and Delaware Symphonies, as well as the New York Classical Players. He is the bassoonist in the Gotham Wind Quintet.

A dedicated teacher, William serves on the faculties of The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and Temple University, as well as the Verbier Festival and Interlochen Arts Camp. He has presented classes at colleges and conservatories around the country and at conferences of the International Double Reed Society, for which he serves as an officer.

William has also performed and taught at the Lake Champlain, Lake Tahoe, Mostly Mozart, Stellenbosch (South Africa), Strings, and Twickenham Festivals. An occasional editor and composer, his works have been published by the Theodore Presser Company and TrevCo-Varner Music.

Committed to forging connections between audiences and performers, William's articles on the subject can be found on the MET Orchestra Musicians' website, which has been lauded not only by The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, but also by noted arts consultant Drew McManus and prolific cultural commentator Norman Lebrecht.

William received his Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Daniel Matsukawa and Bernard Garfield, and his Master of Music at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he studied with Benjamin Kamins. He attended festivals including the Music Academy of the West, Pacific Music Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, and the Verbier Festival. Additional major teachers have included Jeanine Attaway, Kristin Wolfe Jensen, and William Lewis.

Jan
12
3:00 PM15:00

Camerata Pacifica

BEETHOVEN Octet for Winds in E-Flat Major
NIELSEN Wind Quintet
BEETHOVEN Quintet for Oboe, Three Horns, & Bassoon
DVOŘÁK Serenade for Winds in D Minor

Jasmine Choi, flute
Nicholas Daniel, oboe
Claire Brazeau, oboe
Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet
Pascal Archer, clarinet
Judith Farmer, bassoon
Martin Owen, horn
Steven Becknell, horn
Amy Sanchez, horn
Ani Aznavoorian, cello
Timothy Eckert, bass

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Jan
14
7:30 PM19:30

Camerata Pacifica

BEETHOVEN Octet for Winds in E-Flat Major
NIELSEN Wind Quintet
BEETHOVEN Quintet for Oboe, Three Horns, & Bassoon
DVOŘÁK Serenade for Winds in D Minor

Jasmine Choi, flute
Nicholas Daniel, oboe
Claire Brazeau, oboe
Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet
Pascal Archer, clarinet
Judith Farmer, bassoon
Martin Owen, horn
Steven Becknell, horn
Amy Sanchez, horn
Ani Aznavoorian, cello
Timothy Eckert, bass

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Jan
16
8:00 PM20:00

Camerata Pacifica

BEETHOVEN Octet for Winds in E-Flat Major
NIELSEN Wind Quintet
BEETHOVEN Quintet for Oboe, Three Horns, & Bassoon
DVOŘÁK Serenade for Winds in D Minor

Jasmine Choi, flute
Nicholas Daniel, oboe
Claire Brazeau, oboe
Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet
Pascal Archer, clarinet
Judith Farmer, bassoon
Martin Owen, horn
Steven Becknell, horn
Amy Sanchez, horn
Ani Aznavoorian, cello
Timothy Eckert, bass

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Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

Camerata Pacifica

BEETHOVEN Octet for Winds in E-Flat Major
NIELSEN Wind Quintet
BEETHOVEN Quintet for Oboe, Three Horns, & Bassoon
DVOŘÁK Serenade for Winds in D Minor

Jasmine Choi, flute
Nicholas Daniel, oboe
Claire Brazeau, oboe
Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet
Pascal Archer, clarinet
Judith Farmer, bassoon
Martin Owen, horn
Steven Becknell, horn
Amy Sanchez, horn
Ani Aznavoorian, cello
Timothy Eckert, bass

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May
3
3:00 PM15:00

Dolce Suono Ensemble

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SAINT-SÄENS The Carnival of the Animals
MOZART Quintet for Piano and Winds
COPLAND Appalachian Spring

Charles Abramovic, piano
Natalie Zhu, piano
Mimi Stillman, flute
Ricardo Morales, clarinet
Amy Oshiro-Morales, violin
Che-Hung Chen, viola
Thomas Kraines, cello
Mary Javian, bass
Christopher Patrick Mullen, narrator

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May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Dolce Suono Ensemble

SAINT-SÄENS The Carnival of the Animals
MOZART Quintet for Piano and Winds
COPLAND Appalachian Spring

Charles Abramovic, piano
Natalie Zhu, piano
Mimi Stillman, flute
Ricardo Morales, clarinet
Amy Oshiro-Morales, violin
Che-Hung Chen, viola
Thomas Kraines, cello
Mary Javian, bass
Christopher Patrick Mullen, narrator

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Aug
30
3:00 PM15:00

Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival

MOZART Clarinet Trio in E-flat "Kegelstatt"
LIGETI Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
MOZART Wind Serenade in B-flat "Gran Partita"

with Emi Ferguson, Mary Lynch, Frank Rosenwein, Jose Franch-Ballester, Carol McGonnell, Paul Demers, Romie de Guise-Langlois, Daniel Matsukawa, Katherine Jordan, Richard King, Jennifer Montone, Eric Ruske, Joseph Conyers, Wenting Kang, and Kit Anderson

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