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William Wozniak

William Wozniak
Adjunct Faculty, Percussion

Departments:

Instrumental Studies/Percussion

 

 

 

    • William Wozniak began studying percussion at the age of 5 with members of the Toledo Symphony. In 1992 he entered the Curtis Institute of Music to study percussion with Michael Bookspan and Don Liuzzi of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He continued his studies with Alan Abel at Temple University.  

      Highlights of his performing career include performances at Carnegie Hall, European Festivals Tour with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Evian Music Festival in France, the Tanglewood Music Center, the 2005 MTV VMA’s in Miami, FL with Shawn ‘Diddy’ Combs, and with Luciano Pavorati on his Farewell Tour.

      Wozniak has held the position of Principal Timpani of the New World Symphony (under the Direction of Michael Tilson-Thomas), Principal Percussion with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and has been a Guest Timpanist and Percussionist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and Naples Philharmonic. Whilst living in Europe, he performed with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden (London), the English Sinfonia, and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. Currently, he is the Principal Timpanist of the Delaware Symphony, and performs regularly as an extra with the Philadelphia Orchestra.