William Linster is a New York based pianist, music director, arranger and composer. Having been playing since the age of two and performing professionally since the age of seven, William has an extensive background in classical training, as well as in jazz and other contemporary styles. A graduate of the prestigious New School For Jazz And Contemporary Music, William has studied and worked with some of the greatest musicians in the world, including Grammy nominees Bobby Sanabria, Dave Douglas, Charles Tolliver, Cecil Bridgewater, and Andy Mckee, as well as Grammy winners Bill Kirchner, Robert Sadin, and Hank Schocklee (Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee, Public Enemy). As an accompanist, he has worked with artists such as Katie Stevens (American Idol, The Bold Type), Coyle Girelli (Your Vegas, The Chevin), R&B hitmaker James "D-Train" Williams, and numerous other Broadway stars and opera singers.
William is also a trained vocalist, in addition to having received training on violin, trumpet, clarinet, mallet percussion, concert percussion, drums and handbells. Most recently, he served as the Music Director for the Off-Broadway production of Fringe Deaths (2019).
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