Versatile as an interpreter of the modern and natural horn, Todd Williams is an active performer and educator based in Philadelphia. He regularly performs with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Opera Philadelphia, the Academy of Vocal Arts, the Pennsylvania Ballet, and the Philly Pops. Since 2003, he has served as solo horn of the opera festival Lyrique-en-Mer, France. Natural horn engagements have seen him as solo/principal horn of numerous ensembles across the country including the Cambini Quintet, Tempesta di Mare, Washington Bach Consort, Bach Collegium San Diego, Mercury, Four Nations Ensemble, Trinity Wall Street Baroque, Clarion Music Society, Apollo’s Fire, and Opera Lafayette. In 2014, he was appointed principal horn of the Handel & Haydn Society.
On the subject of the natural horn, Mr. Williams has appeared as a guest artist/lecturer at the Curtis Institute of Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, University of Wisconsin (Madison), and the University of Texas (Austin). He has recorded for Musica Omnia, Naxos, Chandos/Chaconne, New World Records, and Warner Brothers. Radio broadcasts including live performances and recordings have aired on Radio France (france musique), WQXR (New York), WETA (Washington, D.C.), WWFM (New Jersey), and WRTI and WHYY (Philadelphia). Todd is a graduate of Indiana University