Mr. Gregory K. Williams

Viola, Violin Teacher

Gregory Williams

SAA Member

Violist Gregory Williams, a native of Long Island, graduated with his Masters Degree in 2008 from the Eastman School of Music, and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University, with both degrees in Viola Performance. He has studied with George Taylor, Michelle LaCourse, with additional studies from John Graham, Daniel Panner, Kerri Ryan and Melissa Matson. He has also studied Chamber Music with members of the Muir and Ying String Quartets.

During the summer of 2009, Mr. Williams received a fellowship to attend the Aspen Music Festival and School, where he premiered Andrew Nishikawa’s “Barefoot in a Gas Station Bathroom Dances,“ a piece written for string quartet. An advocate for new music, he also performed on the premiere of Jordan Wentworth Farrar’s Opera “The Day Boy and the Night Girl,“ at Symphony Space. He has served as principal violist of the Richmond County Orchestra (NY); performed with the Syracuse Symphony; the National Orchestral Institute; the Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival; with the Eastman Chamber Music Society; the Summer Chamber Music Concert Series of Portland, Oregon; and on National Public Radio’s “From The Top.” He is currently launching the Archipelago String Quartet, which will be based in New York City.

Mr. Williams is currently on the string faculty Kellenberg Memorial High School, and the Southampton Cultural Center, where he teaches viola and violin. He also recently served on the faculties of the Ross School and the Long Island Conservatory. He was a chamber music coach and head counselor at the NYSSSA School of Orchestral Studies in Saratoga Springs, NY. He is Artistic Director of the William Floyd Music Alumni Concert Series.