The ultimate goal of a recital is to tell a story through music that is powerful, memorable, and unrepeatable.

As the director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra's Concertmaster Recital Series, William Shaub has developed thematic programming that spans every period of music. His vision for recitals is focused on exploring the history of music and deeply examining the work of great composers through speaking from the stage, exciting collaborations, and connecting with audiences.

From leading Bach's Brandenburg Concertos and Vivaldi's Four Seasons to taking the audience on a journey through American folk music and spirituals in the music of Ives and Copland, his programs are intended to fuel curiosity in great composers, relate their music to the human experience, and connect different stylistic periods across historical narratives.

Contact William for information on presenting a recital or a lecture.

2021 short biography

Recital Programs:

"Devilish Vivaldi", featuring Tartini's Devil's Trill and Selections from the Four Seasons

The American Experience: Hymns, Spirituals, Ives & Dvorak

Surround Sound in the Baroque Period

Epic Music for an Intimate Stage: Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio

The Early Beethoven and Folk Music

Sounds from the Roaring Twenties


William Shaub