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William Neil

William Neil, NSO organist and harpsichordist, is one of the busiest and most sought after keyboard artists in this region and throughout the United States. From 1998 to 2000, he served as organist of Chicago’s Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, a post held by some of the world’s most noted organists, and in 2001 became organist of Washington’s National Presbyterian Church. He is also organist for the Choral Arts Society of Washington and the Washington Symphonic Brass. He has appeared as soloist with the NSO in performances led by Leonard Slatkin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Alessandro Siciliani, Christopher Hogwood, Iona Brown and Jose-Luis Garcia, and is featured in recordings on the Philips, Sony, Naxos, Summit, Newport Classic and MSR Classics labels.A champion of new music, he was organist in the world premiere concerts of Adler’s Festive Proclamation, one of 25 fanfares by American composers commissioned by Leonard Slatkin in honor of the Kennedy Center’s 25th season.