A Texas Touring Arts Roster recitalist and
residency specialist, classical violinist William Scobie creates
with his audiences an ambiance of both excitement and artistic
realization which has garnered such critical acclaim as "extremely
musical... the concert was professionally presented to the last
detail... a most enjoyable musical experience."
a result of the Saint Louis Symphony Prize Competition, Mr.Scobie's
professional career began with the Saint Louis Little Symphony
in the summer of 1958. During his tenure as Assistant Concertmaster
of the Tulsa Philharmonic Society, he was Leader and First Violinist
of the Tulsa Philharmonic String Quartet and appeared often in
solo recital. After serving as Assistant Professor of Music at
Millikin University, where he was a member of the Millikin Trio
and the Conductor of the Millikin-Civic Orchestra, he was appointed
to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Scobie studied violin with Richard Burgin, who was then the concertmaster
of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, at the New England Conservatory
of Music in Boston and received his Bachelor of Music Education
and Master of Music degrees from the University of Tulsa. His
extensive studies, concert performances, and symphonic experience
bring a style and maturity to a repertoire of sonatas and concert
selections ranging from Corelli to the contemporary. He performed
the World Premier of American Composer William Horne's Toccata
for Violin and Piano in New Orleans.
Scobie's exciting recording, "MUSICAL VISIONS",
includes the world premier of William Horne's Sonata for Violin
and Piano as well as the Sonata for Violin and Piano,
Opus 82, by Edward Elgar and music by Ponce, Massenet and Hooten.
new recording, "ECHOES OF DREAMS",
features Easy Listening All-Time Favorites such as Serenade
by Schubert, Humoresque by Dvorak, Estrellita by
Ponce, Spanish Dance by Moskowsky, Intermezzo from Cavalleria
Rusticana by Mascagni, Brahms' Lullaby and Mr. Scobie's
own arrangements of Danny Boy, Greensleeves and The
Scobie also writes and publishes educational materials for young
violinists as well as concert transcriptions for solo violin and
violin and piano.