Nathan Williams

Clarinetist

Photo courtesy of ROCO.

  • “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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Birthday and Season Finale with ROCOPictured after our last ROCO performance are principal winds (L-R) Brook Ferguson (flute), NW, Kristin Wolfe-Jensen (bassoon), and Alecia Lawyer (oboe and founder of ROCO)

Birthday and Season Finale with ROCO

This week marks both the ROCO season finale (May 4) and my birthday (May 2)!  I loved spending my birthday making music with dear friends and colleagues, and what a wonderful program of music this is.  In keeping with the season’s theme, Games People Play, […]

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