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D. Scot Williams

D. Scot Williams

Scot joined the Knoxville Symphony in 1977, after receiving his Bachelor of Music Degree in cello performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York city. Since moving to Knoxville, he has performed with most of the regional orchestras in the East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia areas. He was a founding member of Farr Horizons, a local ensemble with two CDs and a PBS film score to their credit. He has been heard in numerous recital and solo settings and has appeared in the capacity of conductor for several benefit concerts performed by musicians of the Knoxville Symphony.

In addition to his own compositions, Scot has performed and commissioned a number of pieces for solo cello.  Most recently, he commissioned a solo cello work from Lucas Richman, and performed its premiere in Maine earlier this summer. He is presently recording an album of contemporary solo cello music, the majority of which has been composed for him. 

Scot is active in the choir of The Episcopal Church of the Ascension as well as a vocalist with Orison, a vocal ensemble specializing in plainsong and polyphony based on chant.  By day, he is a professional cabinetmaker, designing and crafting a variety of custom woodwork, furniture and cabinetry, as well as pipe organs around the country (www.dscotwilliams.com).  He is an avid fly fisherman, and has been recognized internationally for his fly tying abilities.