William Wolfram


The American pianist William Wolfram was a silver medalist at the William Kapell and Naumburg International Piano Competitions and a bronze medalist at the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition. He is equally adept as a concerto soloist, recitalist, accompanist, and chamber musician.

His solo engagements have included the Baltimore, City of Birmingham, National, Pittsburgh, Saint Louis, San Francisco, and Tokyo Metropolitan symphony orchestras, among others, and he regularly appears and in the New York Philharmonic Ensembles series.

His releases on the Naxos label include transcriptions of Liszt, chamber music with violinist Philippe Quint, and music by Earl Kim; he can be heard on the Albany label, performing concertos by Edward Collins.

A Juilliard graduate, Mr. Wolfram serves on the faculty of North Carolina’s Eastern Music Festival, is a regular guest at the Colorado College Music Festival; and teaches performance at Manhattan School of Music. He was the focus of a chapter in Joseph Horowitz’s The Ivory Trade: Music and the Business of Music at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and was featured in a documentary about the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition.