Knoxville Symphony Announce New 24 Year Old Concertmaster

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of 24 year old American violinist William Shaub as their new Concertmaster

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The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 24 year old American violinist William Shaub as their new Concertmaster – effective immediately.

A graduate of the Juilliard School and current Artist Diploma candidate at Rice University, where he studies with Cho-Liang Lin and Emilio Llinas, William has served as Guest Concertmaster with the ensemble throughout the 2016-2017 season.

“William Shaub distinguished himself as a superb, sensitive musician and a thoughtful, nuanced violinist whose leadership will continue to strengthen the KSO’s already excellent string section,” Knoxville Symphony Music Director Aram Demirjian has said.

“I am so honored to have the opportunity to work with Music Director Aram Demirjian and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra musicians!” William has told The Violin Channel.

William will replace outgoing Concertmaster Gabriel Lefkowitz – who has stepped down from the leadership position after six seasons.

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