About Natalie Williams
Music and teaching create a core part of Natalie’s life. She holds her B. M. in Piano Performance from Towson University and continues studies under Dr. Christopher Dillon. At Towson, her teachers were world-renowned pianist, Reynaldo Reyes, Dr. Jooeun Pak, and Dr. Eva Mengelkoch. She won the 2016 Piano Talent Award and Reynaldo Reyes Scholarship and 2nd place in the department-wide Peggy Friedmann-Gordon competition. She received the Fine Arts University Scholarship and graduated as a member of the Honors College. As an honors student, she completed an Honors Thesis under the guidance of Dr. Aaron Ziegel on the pedagogical mindset and practices of Reynaldo Reyes. The thesis and additional research can be found at http://rememberingreynaldoreyes.weebly.com.
Natalie also found success participating in festivals and competitions before college while studying at the Maryland Conservatory of Music (first under Elizabeth Borowsky and later with director Dr. Duke Thompson) and PianoProdigies (under director Elizabeth Borowsky). She won first place in the 2013 Helena Zurstadt Piano Competition. For her performances in the National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Festival and the Rockville Competition for Piano, she was awarded the highest rating. In 2012, she was selected to perform Chopin’s Fantasie-Impromptu in the Mid-Atlantic Young Musicians Showcase.
As a performer, she enjoys sharing the gift of music through solo or collaborative works.