Conductor/Pianist William Noll is currently Artistic Director in Naples, Florida, for Classic Chamber Concerts, the Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra, ArtsNaples World Festival, and guest conductor for Opera Naples. He also continues his association with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, and Jazz at Lincoln Center (Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola) by producing jazz ensembles and special projects.
Maestro Noll gave the inaugural command performance for Prince Edward and Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, on their new Steinway at the royal residence in Bagshot Park. Among the honored guests were the Trustees of the Duke of Edinburgh Foundation.
He is a performance veteran of the major concert halls of the United States, Europe, and China. From Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York to festivals and tours in Italy, Belgium, and China, Mr. Noll has established excellence in performance standards for almost four decades.
Maestro Noll has held positions with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Opera, the Choral Guild of Atlanta, Providence Opera Theatre, the Miami International Piano Festival and with summer festivals in Graz, Aspen, Spoleto, Lecce, and Brevard. He filled in at the last moment for Maestro Jens Nygaard in New York City for three sold-out performances with the Jupiter Symphony Orchestra performing works of Haydn, Villa-Lobos and Glazunov.
William Noll has also conducted for New York City Opera, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall, New Mexico Symphony, Savannah Symphony, Odessa Philharmonic, Brevard Festival Orchestra Opera Orchestra of New York, and the Sandy Springs Chamber Orchestra, among others.
After a decade of only performing jazz piano, he re-established his classical piano career by appearing in New York City, as guest soloist, with the Jupiter Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jens Nygaard in performances of the virtuoso Concerto #2 by Xaver Scharwenka. He appeared as soloist with the Dekalb Symphony in Atlanta with performances of the Piano Concerto by Aaron Copland in honor of the composer's 100th birthday celebration. He was recently invited to perform with Steven Byess and the Tupelo Symphony in performances of Michael Dougherty's Le Tombeau de Liberace. As a conductor/pianist Mr. Noll has collaborated with Pablo Casals, James Levine, Robert Shaw, Zubin Mehta, Julius Rudel, Milton Katims, John Nelson, Eve Queler, Jorge Mester, Christian Badea, and Donald Vorhees, among many others.
His catalog of commercial recordings include choral, symphonic and jazz repertoire on labels such as Newport Classic, Intersound, Pro-Jazz, Time-Life, and Sony. William Noll also has many TV and radio appearances to his credit. Choral concerts, jazz orchestra and specials for PBS, CBS, NPR, and over six years of hosting "Fanfare," an Atlanta weekly radio feature. In addition to his performance activities, William Noll has served as Music Director for Ritz-Carlton Hotels for almost three decades.
He has also served on panels for The National Endowment for the Arts, Fulton County Arts Council, Bronx Arts Panel, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Georgia Council for the Arts, and the Classical Nomination Committee for the Grammy Awards. Maestro Noll was recently honored with the "Stars in the Arts" award, given by the Collier County United Arts Council, for his musical and humanitarian efforts on behalf of numerous charitable organizations in the region.
As a resident of Naples, Florida, and New York City, he continues to assist the careers of classical, popular and jazz musicians through the offices of Mayfair Artists Representatives, a full-service music consultancy, for which he is the Executive Director.
Maestro Noll has also written for the editorial and arts pages for the Atlanta Constitution and the Naples Daily News.