Principal Trombonist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
and holder of its endowed First Union Chair, Colin
Williams is in his third season with the ASO. He
previously played three years as Principal Trombone with
the San Antonio Symphony and performed occasionally in
the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera
Mr.Williams took a strong interest in music in high
school, when under the instruction of Douglas Wright.
After continuing his studies in New York with David
Finlayson at the Manhattan School of Music and Joseph
Alessi at the Juilliard School, he was selected to
participate in the Music Academy of the West and as a
fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. He has won
several solo competitions, including the Boston Symphony
Orchestra youth concerto competition, the Juilliard
concerto competition, and the IWBC trombone competition.
This is Mr.Williams's first solo appearance with the AWS.
He has appeared as soloist with the Boston Symphony, the
Juilliard Orchestra, the San Antonio Symphony, and the
U.S. Military Academy Band. He spent two summers playing
with the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra in Jackson
Hole, Wyoming, and this past summer he was a guest
artist in Japan. Since his arrival in Atlanta, he has
performed extensively with the Atlanta Symphony Brass