William Eddins, Conductor and Pianist

2017 Music Director Emeritis – Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

2004-2017 Music Director- Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

2001-2006 Principal Guest Conductor – RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

1999-2001 Resident Conductor – Chicago Symphony Orchestra

1998- Associate Conductor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

1998-2004 Artistic Director, Prospect Park Players Chamber Ensemble

1995- Assistant Conductor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

1995-1997 Associate Conductor, Minnesota Orchestra Association

1992-1995 Assistant Conductor, NEA/ Affiliate Artist Conducting Fellow
Minnesota Orchestra Association

1995 Conducting Assistant to Daniel Barenboim at Berlin State Opera

1993-1995 Apprentice Conductor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim, Music Director

1992-1993 Conducting Fellow with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
American Symphony Orchestra League Mentor Program

Selected Guest Conducting Appearances

Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic , San Francisco Symphony Atlanta Symphony St. Louis Symphony,  Cincinnati Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Houston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Grant Park Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Austin Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic,
Berlin Staatskapelle, Berlin Radio Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, Adelaide Symphony, Orchestra Opera Lyon, Royal Scottish Nat. Orchestra, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, RAI Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale

Selected Guest Artists Collaborations

Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zuckerman ,Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Harrell, Ralph Gothoni, Christopher O’Reily, Renee Fleming, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Cho-Liang Lin, Richard Stoltzman, Mitsuko Uchida, John Browning,  Jon Kimura Parker,  Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

Selected repertoire Mr. Eddins conducts from the keyboard

Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue (Original Dance Band Whiteman Version)
Gershwin – Concerto in F
Mozart – Piano Concert No. 20
Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 21
Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 24
Piano Concerto #25
Beethoven – Triple Concerto
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G


Bad Boys Volume 1., William Eddins, piano
Beethoven – Sonata #29 in B Flat, “Hammer-Klavier”
William Albright – The Nightmare Fantasy Rag (1970)

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


1985 Master of Music, Piano Performance, Eastman School of Music
1983 Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance, Eastman School of Music

Major Teachers

Conducting – Daniel Barenboim, David Effron, and Dan Lewis
Piano – Dr. David Burge, Barbara Lister-Sink