William Healy, piano

William Healy is currently in his senior year at Vassar College.  He began taking piano lessons at age four, and he is now a composer, conductor, and jazz trumpet player as well as a pianist. William currently studies with Luiz de Moura Castro, a renowned teacher and performer at the Hartt School of music, and Anna Polonsky at Vassar.  William has received recognition for his abilities on the piano.  He has been awarded first prize in the CSMTA Young Artists piano competition (2011) the Chaminade Club Award and the Westchester Music Teacher's Association awards (2008), and the Nicholas Flagello Piano Competition (2004).  He has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Yonkers Philharmonic as well as multiple times with the Vassar College Orchestra.  In March 2008, the Abby Whiteside Foundation sponsored William’s debut recital at Carnegie Weill Hall.  This is his debut performance with the New Haven Chamber Orchestra.  William conducts and directs the contemporary chamber ensemble Mahagonny at Vassar College.  He received the Jean Slater Edson prize in 2010 for a composition for chamber orchestra titled, "Hashima."  Aside from music, William is on Vassar’s Cross Country and Track teams.