American pianist William Wolfram was a silver medalist at both the William Kapell and the Naumburg International Piano Competitions and a bronze medalist at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow. Wolfram has developed a reputation as the rare concerto soloist who is also equally adept as a recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician.
Making his concerto debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony under the baton of Leonard Slatkin, he has since appeared with symphony orchestras throughout the world including the San Francisco Symphony, the Saint Louis Symphony, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the San Diego Symphony, the Edmonton Symphony, the San Luis Obispo Mozart festival orchestras, the BBC Symphony Orchestra of London, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic (Norway), the Beethovenhalle Orchestra Bonn, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, among others. He enjoys ongoing associations with ensembles such as the Dallas Symphony and the Minnesota Orchestra, as well as the musicians of the New York Philharmonic for chamber concerts.
Other highlights include several chamber music collaborations, including recitals and recordings with Oscar Shumsky, recitals with Harvey Shapiro and numerous collaborations with Leonard Rose.
Wolfram has extensive experience in the recording studio including four titles on the Naxos label, one for the Albany label, and most recently a recording of the Bach Goldberg Variations on the PlayClassics label.
As an educator, Wolfram is a long-standing member of the piano faculty of the Eastern Music Festival, and a regular featured guest at the Colorado College Music Festival. He also teaches performance and chamber music classes at the Manhattan School of Music.
A graduate of the Juilliard School, Wolfram resides in New York City with his wife and two daughters and is a Yamaha artist.