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Marianne Gedigian and Nathan Williams

Marianne Gedigian, Professor of Flute and holder of the Butler Professorship in 
Music at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music

Marianne Gedigian, Professor of Flute and holder of the Butler Professorship in Music at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music, was a regular performer with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for over a decade, including several seasons as Acting Principal Flute under Seiji Ozawa. As Principal Flute with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and Acting Principal Flute with the Boston Pops, Ms. Gedigian has been heard on dozens of recordings and Evening at Pops television broadcasts as well as the nationally broadcast Fourth of July specials. She has also been heard on several John Williams’ movie scores, including “Saving Private Ryan” and “Schindler’s List.” In the 2000-2001 season, Ms. Gedigian was invited by Mariss Jansons to perform as Acting Principal Flute with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.



Clarinetist Nathan Williams

Clarinetist Nathan Williams has appeared as concerto soloist and given recitals and chamber music performances at the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Kaufmann Hall at the 92nd Street Y, and throughout the United States as well as in Austria, Canada, China, Italy, Israel, Hungary, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Portugal. Associate Professor of Clarinet at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music, Mr. Williams is also principal clarinet with the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in Houston and is former principal clarinetist of the Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra. His degrees include an Artist’s Diploma with highest honors from the Hochschule fuer Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, and graduate degrees from the Eastman School and the Juilliard School, where he studied with Stanley Hasty. Mr. Williams is an artist/clinician for Buffet Group USA.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Cristina Ballatori,
Festival Co-Director & Flautissimo Flute Club Advisor
Assistant Professor of Flute,
UT Brownsville
cristina.ballatori@utb.edu
956-882-7245
utb.edu/flute
utb.edu/flutestudio

Dr. Jonathan Guist,
Festival Co-Director & Clarion Clarinet Club Advisor
Assistant Professor of Clarinet,
UT Brownsville
jonathan.guist@utb.edu
956-882-8808

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