Prof. Jamie Williams

Jamie Williams is principal trombonist of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock. As an avid orchestral musician, Jamie Williams has performed with the Bavarian State Opera, Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin Staatskapelle, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchestra Berlin, Dresden Staatskapelle, Guerzenich Orchestra Cologne, Hamburg State Opera, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, and the WDR Symphony Orchestra. He was principal trombonist from 2003-2009 with the Dortmund Philharmonic. Jamie Williams released his solo début CD „Voice“ in 2013 which received highly acclaimed reviews. His concert activities have led him across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America as both soloist and chamber musician.

Born in 1979, Jamie Williams began playing trombone in his native St. Petersburg, Florida at the age of eleven. In 1997, he received a full scholarship to study in New York at The Juilliard School with Joe Alessi. Jamie Williams continued his studies with Per Brevig, Jonas Bylund, Michel Becquet, and Ian Bousfield. In 2010, Jamie Williams began as an active Yamaha Artist, in demand for master-classes and solo recitals, performing on a Xeno YSL 8820. He has served as jury member of numerous international competitions. He is president of the German Trombone Association (IPV) from 2015-2018 and on the Board of Advisors to the the International Trombone Association from 2016-2018. Jamie Williams and his Rostock trombone class were awarded the Emory Remington Trombone Ensemble Prize in 2014, which is the most prestigious trombone ensemble award world wide. The class continues to perform regularly and was invited to play a concert at the International Trombone Festival in New York. 

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