Fergus McWilliam


Fergus McWilliam

Fergus McWilliam was born on the shores of Scotland's Loch Ness and studied initially in Canada (John Simonelli, Frederick Rizner, Eugene Rittich), making his début as a soloist with the Toronto Symphony under Seiji Ozawa at the age of 15. Further studies were undertaken in Amsterdam (Adriaan van Woudenberg) and Stockholm (Wilhelm Lanzky-Otto).

From 1972 through 1979 McWilliam was a member of several Canadian orchestras and chamber music ensembles before joining the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Antal Dorati. From 1982 to 1985 he was a member of the Bavarian Radio Symphony under Raphael Kubelik and Leonard Bernstein and in 1985 he was appointed to the Berlin Philharmonic under Herbert von Karajan.

He is not only active internationally as a soloist and chamber musician but teaches at a number of internationally renowned music schools including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Academy. In addition, McWilliam is currently a Trustee of the Berlin Philharmonic Foundation.

Discussion Panels with Fergus McWilliam:

Auditioning the Audition Process
1/22/2007 - 1/1/26/2007