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William Purvis

A native of Pennsylvania, William Purvis, horn, enjoys a career in the U.S. and abroad as soloist, chamber musician, conductor, and educator. A passionate advocate of new music, he has participated in numerous premieres as hornist and conductor.

Mr. Purvis is a member of the New York Woodwind Quintet, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Yale Brass Trio and Triton Horn Trio, and is an emeritus member of Orpheus. A frequent guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, he has also collaborated with the Tokyo, Juilliard and Orion string quartets. His extensive list of recordings spans from original instrument performance and standard repertoire through contemporary solo and chamber music to recordings of contemporary music as conductor. His recent recording of Peter Lieberson’s Horn Concerto (Bridge) received a Grammy® and a WQXR Gramophone Award. Mr. Purvis is currently a faculty member at the Yale School of Music and The Juilliard School. At Yale, he is coordinator of winds and brass and is the director of the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments.