Bruce Williams, Viola
Bruce Williams began his professional career at age fifteen and four years later won a position with the Fort Worth Symphony. In 1983, he traveled to Israel to become principal violist of the Haifa Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Haifa Clarinet Trio, performing all over Israel and Europe. Upon returning to the United States, he became a member of The Orchestra of Santa Fe as assistant principal. During that time, he was in great demand as a free-lance player as well, traveling all over Texas performing with various musical organizations. He was also a member of the Allegro Chamber Trio with Flutist Megan Meisenbach and harpist Mary Golden. This group toured the United States for years and was featured on National Public Radio's "Performance Today" and recorded on Centaur records as The Meisenbach / Golden Duo. Currently Bruce is the principal violist in the Austin Symphony and the Victoria Bach Festival and in 2003, won The Austin Critics' Table award for Outstanding Instrumentalist for his performance with the ASO of "Harold in Italy" by Hector Berlioz. Bruce has recorded on the Harmonia Mundi label and recently finished a project on that label with the Grammy Award nominated Choral group Conspirare conducted by Craig Hella Johnson and featuring the music of Samuel Barber.