Amy Williams, Artistic Director of New Music On The Point, is a pianist and composer whose works have been presented at renowned contemporary music venues worldwide, including the Thailand International Composition Festival, Ars Musica (Belgium), Gaudeamus Music Week (Netherlands), Dresden New Music Days, Musikhøst (Denmark), Festival Aspekte (Austria), Festival Musica Nova (Brazil), Subtropics Festival (Miami), Music Gallery (Canada), Piano Spheres (Los Angeles) and Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music. Her works have been performed by leading contemporary music soloists and ensembles, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Aleph, Dal Niente, Talujon, Wet Ink, Empyrean Ensemble, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, California E.A.R. Unit, International Contemporary Ensemble, H2 Quartet, Bent Frequency, pianists Ursula Oppens, Corey Hamm and Amy Briggs, and bassist Robert Black. Her pieces appear on the Parma, VDM (Italy), Blue Griffin, Albany and New Ariel labels.
As a member of the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo, Amy has performed throughout Europe and the Americas, including the Ojai Festival, CAL Performances, Miller Theatre, Musica Contemporanea Ciclos de Conciertos (Buenos Aires), Festival Attacca (Stuttgart), Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City), Warsaw Autumn Festival, Cologne Triennale, and Wittener Täge für Neue Kammermusik (Germany). The Duo has multiple CDs on the esteemed German label, Wergo, including Conlon Nancarrow’s complete music for solo piano and piano duet (2004), two CDs of Stravinsky transcriptions (2007, 2016), music of Morton Feldman and Edgard Varèse (2009) and the complete piano duets of György Kurtág (2015). Amy has held residencies at Bellagio (Italy) and Schloss Solitude (Germany), and received a Howard Foundation Fellowship, a Fromm Music Foundation Commission for the JACK Quartet and a 2015-2016 John S. Guggenheim Fellowship. Amy holds a Ph.D. in composition from the University at Buffalo, where she also received her Master’s degree in piano performance. She has taught at Bennington College and Northwestern University and is currently Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at the University of Pittsburgh. She can’t wait to return to New Music On The Point for her second year as Artistic Director.