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Garth Williams: Biography

Garth Williams
1943 -
Region: British Columbia

Garth Williams

For the past fifty years, Garth Williams has worked as a Music Educator, Private Teacher and Professional Musician. He began his career as a violinist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he has played with the Victoria Symphony, the C.B.C. Chamber Orchestra and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. During the past twenty years, he has also performed with the Gala Players of Vancouver, as violinist and violist, and has conducted Symphony Pacifica. He has conducted the Delta Youth Orchestra, the Vancouver Youth Symphony and is Founder and past Musical Director of the Summer Pops Youth Orchestra of Vancouver.

As a Music Educator, Mr. Williams has formed string programs in three different school districts in British Columbia, as well as establishing music programs in two secondary schools in Vancouver. He has operated his own studio, Kantata Studios for over forty years, wherein he teaches violin and violin.

Mr. Williams has been working as a composer for the past ten years, writing music for solo violin, viola and cello. In addition he has composed music for beginning and advanced string orchestra, as well as full orchestra.