SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TROMBONE SECTION
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Williams was appointed principal trombone of the Atlanta Symphony
Orchestra in 2002. Mr.
Williams took a strong interest in music in high school, where he
studied with Douglass Wright. He
later continued his education at the Manhattan School of Music and the
Juilliard School, where his primary teachers included David Finlayson
and Joseph Alessi. Prior
to joining the Atlanta Symphony, Mr. Williams played for 3 seasons with
the San Antonio Symphony.
Williams is an active soloist and chamber musician. In 2003, he made
his solo debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra playing
Creston’s Fantasy for Trombone. Mr.
Williams has been a guest soloist with the U.S. Army Band
(Pershing’s Own), the U.S. Military Academy Band, the Georgia
Brass Band, the Atlanta Wind Ensemble, the Juilliard Orchestra, the JMU
Brass Band and the San Antonio Symphony. Mr.
Williams has also participated in numerous festivals, including the
Saito Kinen Festival Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa in Matsumoto, Japan,
the Grand Teton Music Festival under Donald Runnicles, and the Amelia
Island Chamber Music Festival. Mr.
Williams has also collaborated with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and
has performed as guest principal of the New York Philharmonic in
Carnegie Hall led by Lorin Maazel.
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George Curran became the Atlanta Symphony
trombonist in 2006 after playing with the New World Symphony for two
native of Farmington Hills, Michigan, he received a bachelor's degree
education from Central Michigan University and a master's degree in
from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His principal
been John Rojak and Peter Norton.
As an active soloist Mr. Curran has
performed concertos with
the United States Army Band “Pershing’s
Own”, Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra,
and Kennesaw State University Wind Ensemble. Mr. Curran has also been
in competitions, winning the Eastern Trombone Workshop Solo Competition
and at the 2002 International Trombone Festival he was a member of the
ensemble of the first ever Quartet Competition and a prize winner of
An advocate of education, Mr. Curran
teaches at Kennesaw
State University and gives masterclasses and recitals around the