William Preucil began studying violin at the age of five with his mother, Doris Preucil, a pioneer in Suzuki violin instruction in the United States. At the age of sixteen he entered Indiana University, where he received a prestigious performer's award. He studied with Josef Gingold, Zino Francescatti and György Sebok. William Preucil has made solo appearances with the orchestras of Minnesota, Detroit, Rochester and Hong Kong, as well as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with whom he served as leader for seven years. He regularly appeared as soloist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, his performances including the première of Stephen Paulus's Violin Concerto, dedicated to Preucil. He also performed with the award-winning Cleveland Quartet, before being appointed leader of the Cleveland Orchestra in 1994. Preucil regularly performs at the most prestigious North American chamber music festivals, as well as at international festivals in Switzerland, France and Germany. He also serves as concertmaster and violin soloist of the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra in San Diego and continues to perform as a member of the Lanier Trio. William Preucil currently teaches at the Cleveland Institute of Music and is a member of the artistic advisory board for the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.