William Preucil

William Preucil


Distinguished Professor of Violin, was named concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra in 1995. Previously, he was first violinist of the Cleveland Quartet from 1989 to 1995. He was concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra from 1982 to 1989, as well as the Utah Symphony and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Preucil has appeared frequently as a recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestras and at major chamber music festivals in the U.S. and abroad. He first studied violin with his mother, Doris Preucil, one of the first Suzuki Method teachers in the U.S. He attended the Interlochen Arts Academy at age 14 and earned his degree from Indiana University as a student of Josef Gingold. Mr. Preucil was on the Eastman School of Music faculty while the Cleveland Quartet was in residence there. Among his numerous recordings, Mr. Preucil is featured on the New World Records release of Stephen Paulus’ Violin Concerto, dedicated to him, with the Atlanta Symphony. He has also recorded on Telarc with the Cleveland Quartet, including the complete Beethoven string quartets. As a member of the Lanier Trio, Mr. Preucil recorded the complete Dvořák piano trios, named one of the top ten records of 1993 by Time magazine. He was appointed to the CIM faculty in 1995.

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