Current position(s): Principal Bassoon for Detroit Symphony since 1974; performs with the Cut Time Players, Neo-Bubonic Bassoon Quartet, DSO Bassoon Quartet, DSO Woodwind Quartet, and Grant Teton Music Festival; faculty member at Wayne State University
Previous position(s): Principal Bassoon for Tucson Symphony, Colorado Philharmonic Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony, and Winnipeg CBC Orchestra
Education: Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance from University of Arizona; graduate school at University of Southern California
Recordings: Involved in Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s recordings conducted by Antal Dorati; recording with Neo-Bubonic Bassoon Quartet
Notable performances/accomplishments: Featured guest artist at University of Nebraska, Bowling Green State University, Arizona State University’s Bassoon Day, Fresno State University’s Double Reed Day, & Glickman-Popkin Double Reed Camp; played joint recital at IDRS in Evanston, IL
Teaching Opportunities: Masterclasses at Tanglewood, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Arizona
For more information on Robert Williams, visit his page on Detroit Symphony’s website here.