William Braun

Voice Faculty


The Hartt School

William Braun has appeared as concerto soloist with the New World Symphony in Miami and the Florida West Coast Symphony (Sarasota) on multiple occasions.  He has been the pianist of the New Haven Symphony for thirty-three years, performing as soloist in concertos by Ròzsa, Lambert and Gershwin.  For twenty years he was the pianist of the Wall Street Chamber Players, and he has taught piano at Wesleyan University since 1984.  He has also written more than three hundred articles for Opera News magazine, including cover profiles of John Adams, Ian Bostridge, Thomas Adès and Nina Stemme, overviews of the operas of Michael Tippett and Giacomo Meyerbeer, and analyses of Britten’s Peter Grimes and Gloriana, Verdi’s Macbeth and Don Carlos, and Messiaen’s Saint François d’Assise.  He earned his doctorate from Yale University.  For the past six summers he has been performing at the Castello di Sorci in Anghiari, Italy.