Violinist William Terwilliger enjoys an exceptionally active and diverse career as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician and teacher throughout the US and on six continents, including performances and master classes in such global centers as New York, Paris, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Monaco, Nice, Geneva, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Lima, La Paz, Vladivostok, Accra and Canberra. With pianist Andrew Cooperstock, as Opus Two, Terwilliger has performed at New York’s Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, (le) Poisson Rouge, BargeMusic, 54 Below, and Bruno Walter Hall at Lincoln Center, at London’s St. John’s, Smith Square, at Beijing’s Central Conservatory, and throughout Korea, Japan, Russia and Latin America. Festival performances include the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Hong Kong’s Hell Hot! Festival of New Music, Maverick Concerts, Piccolo Spoleto, Round Top, and Brevard, and he has been featured on NPR, the BBC, Radio France, and Latvian and Australian National Radio. As a champion and gifted interpreter of American music, Terwilliger has recorded critically acclaimed CDs of Aaron Copland, Lowell Liebermann, Paul Schoenfield, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin on the Azica, Albany and Naxos labels.
As concerto soloist, he has performed with the Toledo Symphony, the South Carolina Philharmonic, the Long Bay Symphony (SC), the Rock Hill Symphony (SC), the Boulder Philharmonic (CO), l‘Orchéstre des Alpes Maritimes (Monaco), the National Orchestra of Bolivia (La Paz), and the Martinu Philharmonic (Czech Republic).
A noted pedagogue, Dr. Terwilliger has given numerous master classes at conservatories and universities across the US, including the Juilliard School, the Cincinnati Conservatory, the Universities of Texas, Minnesota, Iowa, Oklahoma, Georgia and Colorado, and Arizona State, as well as at institutions abroad in France, England, Germany, Sweden, Latvia, Ukraine, China, Korea, Japan, Russia, Peru, Bolivia and Ghana, among others. He has served as an Artist Faculty member at summer festivals including Brevard (NC), Round Top (TX), and Rocky Ridge (CO) as well the Vianden Festival in Luxembourg, the Saarburg Festival in Germany, and the International Concerto Festival in the Czech Republic. Currently, he is Professor of Violin at the University of South Carolina, and concertmaster of the Long Bay and the Rock Hill Symphonies in South Carolina. He earned his doctoral degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Zvi Zeitlin and Donald Weilerstein.