Originally from Long Island, Trombonist William Lang is an active performer and improviser in New York and Boston. Hailed for his “superb performance” of James Bergin’s Langmusik by the Boston Globe, William is dedicated to playing premieres and new music.
He has performed solo recitals at the Stone, the Tank, the Gershwin Hotel, and Greenfield Hall in New York City, as well as other venues throughout the Northeast and Miami. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Fredonia Wind Ensemble on a tour of New York State; and as a guest soloist on the Avant Media Festival, the Defacto Music Series, and the Electronic Music Festival.
As a chamber musician William has appeared with the Argento Chamber Ensemble, Wet Ink, the SEM Ensemble, Tilt Brass, TACTUS, the Claremont Ensemble, and Zero Gravity. William is also a founding member of two New York City based groups: the Guidonian Hand, a trombone quartet hailed by the New York Times for their “expertly played, with meaty low brass textures” performances; and loadbang, his groundbreaking ensemble consisting of Baritone, Bass Clarinet, Trumpet, and Trombone. He is also a member of the Boston Microtonal Society’s premier ensemble: Notariotous.
William has also performed in such venues as the Guggenheim Museum, Carnegie’s Isaac Stern and Zankel Halls, le Poisson Rouge, the Winter Garden, St. Paul’s Church in Boston, St. John the Divine In New York City, Paul Hall, Lincoln Center’s Rose Theatre, the Flea, Issue Project Room, Galapagos, Secret Project Robot, and St. Peter’s in New York City. Alongside trumpeter Andrew Kozar, William ran a weekly concert series, Will and Andy’s Power Concerts, at The Manhattan School of Music. Featuring guest performers every week and a dedication to new music, Will and Andy hosted 42 concerts, which built up a steady following and featured the premieres of over 50 new works.
William received his masters degree from The Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Benjamin Herrington, and his bachelors degree from SUNY Fredonia, where he studied with Stefan Sanders and Carl Mazzio.