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JAMESTOWN CONCERTO

William Eddins: THOMSON, SCHUMAN, PERRY Works for Cello and Orchestra. RTÉ National Symphony (Ireland)

 

BAD BOYS:VOLUME 1

William Eddins, piano

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Featuring Beethoven's “Hammerklavier” Sonata and William Albright's “Nightmare Fantasy Rag.”

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Brief Bio:

William Eddins is Music Director of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and recently completed a five year stint as Principal Guest conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland) in Dublin. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he currently resides in Minneapolis with his lovely wife Jen, a clarinetist, and their two boys Raef (AKA Raefster; Munchers) and Riley (AKA Squeaky; The Imp; Dr. No).

Bill has been playing piano since he was five when his parents bought a Wurlitzer Grand piano at a garage sale. He started conducting during his sophomore year at the Eastman School of Music, and most of the '80s were spent trying to decide whether to pursue a career in conducting or piano. The quandary was answered for him when he realized that the life of a poor, starving pianist was for the birds. In 1989 Bill decided to study conducting with Dan Lewis at the University of Southern California, from whence he managed to land assistant conductor posts with the Chicago Symphony and the Minnesota Orchestra in 1992.

Bill has many non-musical hobbies including: cooking, eating, discussing food, and planning dinner parties. He is also quite fond of biking, tennis, reading, and pinball. Unfortunately, due to pianistic paranoia his days in the martial arts are long over.

Bill is committed to bringing classical music to the greater public. He has started a podcast – Classical Connections – which is dedicated to exploring the history of classical music and highlights live chamber music performances in which Bill has taken part. He has also produced a solo piano CD – Bad Boys, Volume I – which features Beethoven's "Hammerklavier" Sonata and Albright's “Nightmare Fantasy Rag.”

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H.E.A.R. Projects is an artist led co-operative recording venture formed to discover new ways to produce, market, and promote chamber music through innovative use of recordings, media and networking.

 

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recent press

New York Times review of the ESO at Carnegie

Carnegie Hall audience gobbles up ESO performance

The ESO lands in NYC

How did Edmonton get to Carnegie Hall? By thinking.

Wild splash of colour in Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s wardrobe for Carnegie Hall

Spring for Music Festival article in New York Times!!

Eddins and collegues launch H.E.A.R. Projects, an artist led co-operative recording venture formed to discover new ways to produce, market, and promote chamber music through innovative use of recordings, media and networking.

Review of Cleveland Orchestra concert (April 2, 2012).

A mention in the New York Times regarding the Edmonton Symphony's upcoming performace at Carnegie Hall.

The Edmonton Symphony annouces its 2012-2013 Season.

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra extends William Eddins contract through 2014-2015 season.

audio & video:

TVBill on his leaving for France to conduct the opera.

TV Bill video podcasting from France

Samples of Bad Boys: Volume 1, the CD!

PODCAST: Archive of Bill's past Podcasts, really!

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