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.

A dedicated teacher, William serves on the faculties of The Juilliard SchoolManhattan School of Music, and Temple University. He has presented classes at colleges and conservatories around the country and at the 2014 International Double Reed Society Conference.

William has performed and taught at the Lake ChamplainLake TahoeMostly MozartStellenbosch (South Africa), StringsTwickenham, and Verbier Festivals. In 2015 he made his solo debut with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, performing David Ludwig's Pictures from the Floating World.

William has toured the United States with Curtis on Tour and has performed and taught in Belize, Cuba, Guatemala, and Nicaragua with the Philadelphia-based wind quintet Liberty Winds. His performances have been featured on American Public Media's “Performance Today” and on WHYY’s “Onstage at Curtis.” An occasional composer, his works have been published by 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 FestivalSpoleto Festival USA, and the Verbier Festival. Additional major teachers have included Jeanine AttawayKristin Wolfe Jensen, and William Lewis.


Jun
25
8:00 pm20:00

Strings Music Festival

Strings Festival Orchestra
Michael Sachs, conductor
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MOZART Overture to Le nozze di Figaro
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E Minor
PERGOLESI Concertino No. 1 in E-Flat Major
STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite

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Aug
30
3:00 pm15:00

Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival

  • Elley-Long Music Center

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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Aug
28
7:30 pm19:30

Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival

  • Elley-Long Music Center

BEETHOVEN Quintet for Piano and Winds
LOICANO World Premiere
BEETHOVEN Septet

with Emi Ferguson, Mary Lynch, Frank Rosenwein, Jose Franch-Ballester, Romie de Guise-Langlois, Daniel Matsukawa, Richard King, Jennifer Montone, Soovin Kim, Wenting Kang, Peter Stumpf, Joseph Conyers, and Gilles Vonsattel

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Aug
8
7:00 pm19:00

Strings Music Festival

  • Strings Music Pavilion

Strings Festival Orchestra
Michael Sachs, conductor
Mark Nuccio, clarinet

MENDELSSOHN Octet for Strings in E-flat Major
MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A Major
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1 "Classical"

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Aug
2
4:00 pm16:00

Lake Tahoe SummerFest

  • Sierra Nevada College

Lake Tahoe SummerFest Orchestra
Joel Revzen, conductor
Demarre McGill, flute
Joseph Kalichstein, piano

BACH Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major
BRAHMS Serenade No. 2 in A Major

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Jul
31
7:15 pm19:15

Lake Tahoe SummerFest

  • Sierra Nevada College

Lake Tahoe SummerFest Orchestra
Joel Revzen, conductor
Joseph Kalichstein, piano

MENDELSSOHN String Symphony No. 10 in B Minor
MOZART Symphony No. 36 “Linz”
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor”

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