Anne Martindale Williams
Anne Martindale Williams has enjoyed a
career as principal cellist of the
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 1979. Throughout her tenure with the orchestra, she has
often been featured as soloist both in Pittsburgh and on tour in New York at Carnegie Hall
and Avery Fisher Hall. Mrs. Williams was soloist in the Pittsburgh premiere of Lorin
Maazel's The Giving Tree, conducted by the composer, and will be featured in the
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra premiere of Jake Heggie's The Work At Hand.
She has also collaborated with guest artists such as Yehudi Menuhin, André Previn,
the Emerson String Quartet, Lynn Harrell, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, and Pinchas Zukerman in
numerous chamber music performances. She made her London debut performing Dvořák's Cello
Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mr. Previn.
Mrs. Williams divides her time between the orchestra, teaching at Carnegie Mellon
University, and solo and chamber music performances in the US and Europe. She has appeared
in several nationally televised productions, including Concertos, produced by the
BBC, and Previn and the Pittsburgh, produced by WQED. She has given master classes
at many universities and festivals throughout the country, including the Curtis Institute
of Music, Manhattan School of Music, New World Symphony in Miami, Aspen Music Festival and
School, Credo Music at Oberlin College, and MasterWorks Festival. For many years, she has
enjoyed performing throughout the country with her piano trio, which includes her good
friends Andrés Cárdenes and David Deveau.
Mrs. Williams is the proud recipient of the Carlow University Women of Spirit National
Award and the Celebrate and Share Women of Achievement Award. She s is a graduate of the
Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Orlando Cole. Her Tecchler cello was made
in Rome in 1701.