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William Moersch

William MoerschWilliam Moersch is internationally renowned as a marimba virtuoso, chamber and symphonic percussionist, recording artist, and educator. He has appeared as soloist with symphonic orchestras and in recital throughout North and South America, Europe, the Far East, and Australia. A regularly featured artist at international percussion festivals, he is perhaps best known for his solo compact disc, “The Modern Marimba,” and for commissioning over the past twenty-five years much of the prominent modern repertoire for solo marimba, from composers including Richard Rodney Bennett, Jacob Druckman, Eric Ewazen, Libby Larsen, Steven Mackey, Roger Reynolds, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Schwantner, and Andrew Thomas. In addition, he was the first marimbist ever to receive a National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Fellowship and also has been honored by NEA Recording and Consortium Commissioning grants.

Currently, he is Principal Timpanist/Percussionist of Sinfonia da Camera, Artistic Director of New Music Marimba, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Percussive Arts Society.