William Shaub

Since his concerto debut with the Canton Symphony Orchestra at age 12, violinist William Shaub has captivated audiences as a soloist and in recitals throughout the United States. The winner of an inaugural Zarin Mehta Fellowship with the New York Philharmonic Global Academy and a graduate of the Juilliard School, he has been described in the press as “a wonderful ambassador for music” and praised for his “unquestionable virtuosity” (Cleveland Classical). He has garnered distinction as a frequent concertmaster and chamber musician at music festivals throughout North America, including Spoleto Festival USA, the Music Academy of the West, Kneisel Hall, and Sarasota Opera. He made his recital debut in New York as one of ten Exceptional Young Artists at the Starling-DeLay Symposium at Juilliard.

Mr. Shaub’s solo appearances include recent performances with the Canton Symphony and Suburban Symphony Orchestras, and in venues such as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Severance Hall in Cleveland, and Sanders Theatre at Harvard. In addition to performing as substitute with the New York Philharmonic, he has served as concertmaster of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra, the Juilliard Orchestra, and led the Juilliard Chamber Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall. He regularly serves as guest concertmaster with chamber orchestras throughout New York City and New Jersey.

His commitments to chamber music include performances at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Canada’s National Arts Centre, Da Camera of Houston and Juilliard’s Focus! Festival for contemporary music. As a fellow at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, he was featured in the Takács String Quartet Seminar and worked with the famed Takács Quartet. He has performed at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center with members of the New York Philharmonic, and enjoys collaborations with artists such as Robert Levin, Jon Kimura Parker, Desmond Hoebig, Ritchie Hawley, and members of the Cleveland Quartet.

Awarded the Louis Persinger Scholarship as a student at the Juilliard School, William Shaub studied with Cho-Liang Lin and Masao Kawasaki in Juilliard’s Accelerated Master’s Program, receiving the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a record five years. He also studied with Stephen Clapp and Emilio Llinas. He is currently pursuing the coveted artist diploma at Rice University as a Starling Foundation Scholarship recipient. He performs on a violin made by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, from 1865.

Website: www.WilliamShaub.com