Born in 1982, William Harvey attends Indiana University, where he studies 
violin with Mimi Zweig and composition with Sven-David Sandstrom. Previous 
violin teachers include Zvi Zeitlin, Donald Weilerstein, Ilya Kaler, Ronald 
Copes, and Roman Totenberg; previous composition teachers include Samuel Adler 
and Mike Schelle. He matriculated at the Juilliard School from 2001-2002.

In summer 2002, he attended Music Academy of the West, where he won the 
Concerto Competition with the Schoenberg Violin Concerto. He was the second 
violinist of the Indiana University New Music Ensemble from 2002 to 2003. In 
December 2002, he gave the Indiana premiere of the Sonata for Solo Violin 
(1919) by Artur Schnabel (1882-1951). 

During his high school years in Indianapolis, William served as concertmaster 
of four central Indiana youth orchestras. He appeared as a soloist with the 
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the New World Youth Symphony. He has 
performed solo in major halls such as New York’s Alice Tully Hall and 
Indianapolis’ Hilbert Circle Theatre and Clowes Hall. As a chamber musician, he 
collaborated with concert pianists Zeyda Suzuki and Christopher O'Riley. 

He has appeared as a guest on national television (Judith Regan Tonight and FOX 
Magazine, FOX), national radio (Performance Today and From the Top, NPR) and 
international television (Musical Encounters, PBS). His playing is broadcast 
frequently on WFMT-Chicago. On September 16, 2001, he received the regimental 
coin of the famous Fighting 69th Regiment in recognition of a performance he 
gave for them as they were recuperating from a long day of rescue and clean-up 
work at the site of the World Trade Center. 
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