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About William

Based in Washington, DC, violist William Neri has performed on stages across the United States, Europe, and Asia. William has been an active teacher in the DC and Maryland area for 6 years.


William has held principal and core positions in ensembles such as the Aspen Festival and Philharmonic orchestras, The Britten-Pears Orchestra, The Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, The Occasional Symphony and the Peabody Symphony and Concert orchestras. His frequent orchestral and chamber music concertizing has brought him to notable stages across the globe including Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Musik und Kongreßhalle Lübeck, The Kennedy Center, and Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric.


In 2015, William performed with Southbank Sinfonia, a chamber orchestra based in London that brings 33 musicians together from around the world to engage in an intensive program of performing and community outreach. While in London, William worked as a community outreach leader, teacher, and performer. He also worked side-by-side with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and members of The Orchestra of The Royal Opera House. Southbank Sinfonia performs across Britain and Europe with repertoire programs from Baroque to Jazz. Through partnerships with notable ensembles and venues like the National Theatre, and community engagement opportunities like family concerts and local side-by-side programs, Southbank Sinfonia reaches a wide and diverse audience every year.


As a student, William has become a well-rounded musician through the tutelage of various teachers. He has participated in masterclasses for musicians such as Heidi Castleman, Kim Kashkashian, Robert Vernon, and Benjamin Zander. As a recipient of the Christian A. Johnson scholarship, William was enabled to attend The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. It was here he earned his Bachelor of Music degree under the guidance of Victoria Chiang. As a graduate ensemble assistant, William earned a Master of Music degree in 2016 at The University of Maryland College Park where he studied with Daniel Foster, principal violist of The National Symphony Orchestra.


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