William McGregor, double bass, has performed with the Aspen Philharmonic, Kalamazoo Symphony, Allentown Symphony, and Grand Rapids Symphony. In 2018 he began studying at the Curtis Institute and was named one of twenty Presidential Scholars in the Arts, performing at the Kennedy Center. He won the 2017 Gold Medal at the Stulberg International String Competition at seventeen, becoming only the second double bass player to take the prize in more than four decades. He was the youngest person ever to compete in the International Society of Bassists’ concerto competition in 2009, receiving an honorable mention in the 14-and-under category. He won the Juilliard Pre-College Open Concerto Competitions in 2012 and 2016, the grand prize at the Ensemble 212 Young Artist Competition in 2012, and the First Prize in the 2013 Salome Chamber Orchestra Young Artist Competition in New York. He also received the “Most Promising Young Artist” award with Salome, performing Paganini’s Mose in Egitto at Carnegie Hall in 2014. He has been a member of the World Youth Alliance Chamber Orchestra since 2010 and in 2011 became a Fellowship scholarship student at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where he was the youngest fulltime student at the festival. Mr. McGregor has performed in master classes with bassist and composer Edgar Meyer, Harold Robinson, John Kendall, and many others.
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