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Conductor/Pianist William Noll is a performance veteran of the major concert halls of the United States and Europe. In the spring of 2000, he made his conducting debut in Beijing, for an outstanding sold-out performance of an all-Tchaikovsky program. From Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York to festivals and tours in Italy, Belgium, and now China, Mr. Noll has established excellence in performance standards for almost three decades. He has held positions with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Opera, the Choral Guild of Atlanta, Providence Opera Theatre; and the summer festivals of Aspen, Spoleto and. Brevard. Mr. Noll was yet again invited to conduct the AIMS Festival Orchestra to critical acclaim in Austria, featuring a program of French Opera scenes. Last season, he filled in at the last moment for Maestro Jens Nygaard in New York City for three sold-out performances with the Jupiter Symphony Orchestra with works by Haydn, Villa-Lobos and Glazunov. William Noll has also conducted for the New York City Opera, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall, the New Mexico Symphony, the Savannah Symphony, and the Opera Orchestra of New York for summer concerts.

Recently, Mr. Noll re-established his classical piano career by appearing in New York City, as guest soloist, with the Jupiter Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jens Nygaard in performances of the virtuoso work, Concerto #2, by Xaver Scharwenka. He also appeared as soloist with the Dekalb Symphony in Atlanta in performances of the Piano Concerto by Aaron Copland in honor of the composer's 100th birthday celebration. As a conductor/pianist Mr. Noll has collaborated with James Levine, Robert Shaw, Zubin Mehta, Julius Rudel, Milton Katims, John Nelson, Eve Queler, Jorge Mester, Christian Badea, and Donald Vorhees, among many others.

As a jazz pianist, he was invited by members of the Royal Family, HRH Prince Edward and Countess Sophie to give the inaugural performance on their new Steinway at their Royal Residence; a most distinctive honor.

His catalog of commercial recordings which include classical, symphonic and jazz repertoire continues to grow on labels such as Newport Classic, Intersound, Pro-Jazz, Time-Life, and Sony. His many TV and radio credits include: classical concerts and jazz orchestra specials for PBS, live simulcast performances for national networks, and over six years of hosting "Fanfare," an Atlanta weekly radio feature. Most recently he was featured in a one-hour Christmas Day special for CBS. Mr. Noll also continues his two decade association with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company as Musical Advisor.

With William Noll's vast experience in both the classical and jazz fields as a pianist and conductor, he is especially thrilled to be involved with the Miami International Piano Festival and their roster of exceptional International artists in their new series of concerto collaborations.

   

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