William Coleman has made many appearances as a chamber musician and soloist, and as the violist of the acclaimed Berlin-based Kuss Quartet. His concert schedule has included concerts at the Salzburg and Edinburgh Festivals, as well as at the Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Konzerthaus and Musikverein, Wigmore Hall, Theatre du Chatelet Paris, Washington Library of Congress and Carnegie Hall. William studied with Thomas Riebl and Veronika Hagen at the University “Mozarteum” in Salzburg and with Kim Kashkashian at the New England Conservatory in Boston. During this time he also received regular coaching from the Hungarian pianist Ferenc Rados.
He has performed with some of the world’s finest musicians, including Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Christian Tetzlaff, Yuri Bashmet, Miklos Perenyi, Kim Kashkashian, Boris Pergamenschikov, Leif Ove Andsnes, Til Felner, Antje Weithaas and Clemens Hagen, as well as extensive experience working directly with contemporary composers such as Helmut Lachenmann and György Kurtag. In 2002, William joined the Kuss Quartet.
He has been invited to give masterclasses worldwide, including in the U.S., the Kronberg Academy, the Suntory Academy in Tokyo, as well as return visits for solo concerts and masterclasses in Singapore and Australia.
The Kuss Quartet has recorded numerous CDs for Sony/BMG, ECM and Onyx. They have also been recorded worldwide for radio and television. Most recently the quartet broadcast for the BBC, live from the Frick Collection in New York.
Highlights of the coming season include return invitations to the major concert venues in Salzburg, Madrid, Florence, Stuttgart, Cologne, London, New York, Washington, Zurich and Berlin.
Since 2015 he is Professor for Viola at the Universität “Mozarteum” in Salzburg.
William Coleman plays on a Carlo Antonio Testore of 1736, once owned by the legendary violist Lionel Tertis, and plays exclusively Evah Pirazzi Gold strings.
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