William Purvis, who appeared as soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony when he was eighteen years old, pursues a multifaceted career both in the United States and abroad as French horn soloist, chamber musician, conductor and educator. He is a member of the New York Woodwind Quintet, Orpheus, the Orchestra of St Luke's, the Yale Brass Trio and the Triton Horn Trio with pianist Mihae Lee and violinist Ani Kavafian. His extensive recordings span an unusually broad range from original instrument performance to standard solo and chamber music repertoire to contemporary solo and chamber music works, and also include numerous recordings of contemporary music as conductor. He is currently a faculty member of the Yale School of Music, where he is also Coordinator of Winds and Brass, the Juilliard School, where he is also Coordinator for the New York Woodwind Quintet Wind Chamber Music Seminar and SUNY Stony Brook. He graduated from Haverford College with a degree in Philosophy.