WILLIAM SCOBIE, VIOLINIST

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."

As 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.

William 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.

William 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.

His 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 Little Dustman.

Mr. Scobie also writes and publishes educational materials for young violinists as well as concert transcriptions for solo violin and violin and piano.


 

 

 
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