Nathan Williams

Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Clarinet

An internationally celebrated soloist and chamber musician, clarinetist Nathan Williams has recently been praised for his “sublime control,” “silky sound," and “dazzling technique."  He is the principal clarinetist of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in Houston and a founding member of Strata, a trio with pianist Audrey Andrist and violinist James Stern.

Williams is a frequent guest performer and teacher at conservatories, colleges and universities across the country and abroad. He has been heard in Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, Merkin Hall, and the Kaufman Center at the 92nd Street Y in New York. Abroad he has given concerts in Austria, Canada, China, France, Italy, Israel, Hungary, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Macau, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.  Broadcasts of his performances can be heard regularly on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today," and he has recorded for Albany Records, Composers Recordings, Naxos, New Dynamic Records, and Arizona University Recordings.

His students have garnered prizes in national and international competitions, most recently including the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Young Artist Competition, the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition, and the Texas Young Artists Competition. Former students hold positions in major symphony orchestras and universities in the US and abroad. 

Williams is an artist/clinician for Vandoren and a Buffet Group USA Performing Artist, and performs exclusively on Buffet R13 Prestige clarinets, Vandoren V12 Reeds, Brad Behn mouthpieces, and Taplin Weir barrels and bells.