“Fine tone, excellent intonation, superb accuracy, and superior musicianship”
Philip Farkas (former Principal Horn, Chicago Symphony)
Named One of the “50 Leaders of Tomorrow”
“A phenomenally good horn player, with the brilliance for solo work and the ear to blend perfectly with a string quartet that has been playing together for years”
The Maine Sunday Telegram
Hornist Larry Williams has distinguished himself as a multifaceted performing and recording artist, teacher and administrator. Williams is currently Principal Horn of American Studio Orchestra, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, and a member of The Lyric Brass Quintet, and Ritz Chamber Players. Williams formerly served as Principal Horn of The New World Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras, among others. His wide range of musical styles include: solo & chamber repertoire, orchestral, jazz, contemporary, film, and commercial music. Larry is a Yamaha Performing Artist/Clinician, and performs exclusively on Yamaha Custom Horns.
Williams has performed on tours of the US, Russia, China, Japan, and UK, and has performed with Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Arturo Sandoval, and others.
An active soloist and recitalist, Williams has premiered and recorded several horn concerti including: “Concerto for Horn and Wind Ensemble” by composer Thomas Bough, “The Black Forest Concerto for Horn and Orchestra” by composer James Schroeder and has recorded several solo and chamber music albums.
Equally passionate about education, Williams currently serves on the Chamber Music and Horn Minor faculty at The Peabody Conservatory of Music, was named 2016 Johns Hopkins University Provost’s Fellow, and currently serves as Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at Johns Hopkins University.