Classical Guitar Lessons
John Marcel Williams is an emerging talent in the classical guitar world, establishing a career as both a soloist and a chamber musician. Winner of numerous awards, his refined technique, and musical artistry have brought him to audiences across the country and abroad.
Recent engagements include appearances for the Chamber Music Society of Virginia, and Princeton University with the Curtis Institute Guitar Quartet, premiering Paul Lansky’s “Four’s Company.” Other highlights include multiple tours of Panama as a guest artist for the Panama Guitar Festival, and solo recitals at Oberlin Conservatory, Moravian College, and the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society. In 2019, John debuted with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra led by Maestro John Devlin, performing Elmer Bernstein’s Guitar Concerto.
Mr. Williams currently resides in Philadelphia where he maintains a private teaching studio, holds a faculty position at Rowan University, and serves as the Artistic Director for the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society. Williams received his BM and MM in Guitar Performance at the Peabody Institute of Music studying with Manuel Barrueco. In 2021, he graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in the Artist Diploma program under the direction of David Starobin and Grammy Award–winning artist, Jason Vieaux.