William Preucil

William Preucil is concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra and Distinguished Professor of Violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Previously, he was first violinist of the Cleveland Quartet from 1989 to 1995 and Eastman School of Music faculty while the Quartet was in residence there. Other concertmaster positions have included the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Utah and Nashville Symphony Orchestras. Mr. Preucil has appeared frequently as a recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestras and at major chamber music festivals in the United States and abroad. He attended the Interlochen Arts Academy at age 14 and studied with the legendary Josef Gingold at Indiana University.

Among his numerous recordings, Mr. Preucil is featured on the New World Records release of Stephen Paulus' Violin Concerto, dedicated to him, with the Atlanta Symphony. He has also recorded on Telarc with the Cleveland Quartet, including the complete Beethoven string quartets. As a member of the Lanier Trio, Mr. Preucil recorded the complete Dvorák piano trios, named one of the top ten records of 1993 by Time magazine.