Principal Harpist of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Marguerite Lynn Williams
has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia as a soloist,
chamber musician and orchestra member. She has been awarded prizes in
numerous competitions including the American Harp Society's National
Competition, the National Endowment of the Arts Artist Recognition Talent
Search, the National Federation of Music Clubs, the American Opera Society,
Sigma Alpha Iota and two-time award winner of the Anne Adams Award.
Among other solo engagements, Marguerite Williams has been featured as
soloist with the Ars Viva Symphony, Lake Shore Symphony, International
Chamber Artists, New World Symphony, Handel Society, Chamber Music
Charleston, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and Roosevelt University
Chamber Orchestra. She has premiered numerous compositions including
Augusta Read Thomas' ...The Soul is Light...; and is under demand for her
performances of contemporary music. Recent performances have included
collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, Maxim Vengerov, Jessye
Norman, Sting, Kanye West and appearances as royal entertainment for
H.I.H. Princess Thi-Nga of Vietnam.
An experienced orchestra musician, Ms. Williams has appeared with the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony,
Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Toronto Symphony and San Diego Symphony.
She performed as substitute Principal Harp for the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra during the 2008-2009 season, and has been the Principal Harpist of
the Colorado Music Festival (Boulder, CO) since 2006. Previously she was
Principal Harpist of the New World Symphony, Civic Orchestra of Chicago,
New Philharmonic Orchestra (Glyn Ellen, IL), and DuPage Opera Orchestra.
Ms. Williams is a founding member of the International Chamber Artists,
Project Copernicus and Lyrica Trio.
Marguerite Lynn Williams attended the Eastman School of Music where she
received both a Bachelor of Music degree and Performer's Certificate studying
with Kathleen Bride. She then attended Roosevelt University to study with
Sarah Bullen, where she received a Master's Degree in Orchestral Studies.
Previously on faculty at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami from
2006 until 2008, Ms. Williams maintains a private harp studio in Chicago and
is the Founder and Director of the Chicago Harp Ensemble. Along with being
a passionate pedagogue, she is an avid arranger of harp music including two
volumes of harp ensemble music published by Lyon & Healy.
|Marguerite Lynn Williams
Chicago Harpist ~ Marguerite Lynn Williams
~ Professional musician in Chicago, IL~
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