Jamie Williams

Jamie Williams has served as principal trombonist of the Deutsche Oper Berlin since 2009. Furthermore, he is professor and head of the brass department at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock.

An avid orchestral musician, Jamie Williams has performed with the Bavarian State Opera, Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin Staatskapelle, Boston Symphony, Deutsche Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Guerzenich Orchestra Cologne, Hamburg State Opera, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, and the WDR Symphony Orchestra. He was principal trombonist from 2003-2009 with the Dortmund Philharmonic.

Jamie Williams released his solo debut CD “Voice” in 2013. His concert activities have led him across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America as both soloist and chamber musician. As a soloist, Jamie Williams has performed with orchestra in the Berlin Philharmonie.

Born in 1979, Jamie Williams began playing trombone in his native St. Petersburg, Florida at the age of eleven. In 1997, he received a full scholarship to study in New York at The Juilliard School with Joe Alessi. Jamie Williams continued his studies with Per Brevig, Jonas Bylund, Michel Becquet, and Ian Bousfield.

In 2010, Jamie Williams began as an active Yamaha Artist, in demand for masterclasses, and performing on a Xeno YSL 8820. He has been on the jury of numerous international competitions and was voted in for the term of 2014-2018 to the International Trombone Association Board of Advisors. He was the president of the (IPV) German Trombone Association from 2015-2018 and created the IPV Solo Competitions. His students hold positions in numerous orchestras and his Rostock class won the Emory Remington Trombone Ensemble Prize in 2014 and again in 2019, which is the most prestigious trombone ensemble award worldwide.