Nathan Williams


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  • “Williams is a highly effective soloist.”

                          …The New York Times

  • “Nathan Williams is superb: brilliant, sweet of tone, and technically flawless.”  …Ronald E. Grames/Fanfare

  • “With a sound as silky and velvety as créme Anglaise and virtuosic control, he embodies what it means to have an instrument feel like an extension of the body.”  …CultureMap Houston

  • “ . . . showcasing his silky sound, superhuman control, and tireless energy.”  …CultureMap Houston

  • Mr. Williams, through dauntless technical prowess, showered the audience with splendorous fireworks”…Shelter Island Reporter   

  • Williams was in complete command of his instrument, with solid technique and an operatic touch” …The Washington Post   

  • There is a sound one needs on clarinet to play Mozart, a sound with a great deal of sweetness but at the same time plenty of presence and clarity, and Williams has it….Mozart, I think, would have loved it.”  …Solares Hill  

  • “…technical finesse surpassed only by his intuition for musical concept and shape”…“most exquisite and expressive playing…”  …San Juan Tribune

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