William Joseph is a classical pianist who shares the same record label with Josh Groban and shared a stage with him in 2004. He participated in a two-month tour with Clay Aiken in 2005 (plus a collaboration with him on his album A Thousand Different Ways), and has supported such artists as Barbara Streisand, Natalie Cole, Kenny G., Il Divo, and Peter Cincotti at select concerts around the world. William is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
At age eight, William won a full ride scholarship to study with acclaimed Russian classical piano instructor Stella Saperstein. He has performed at many prestigious celebrity events and in the private homes of superstars.
- In February 2008, William performed “Kashmir” at the star-studded opening of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA, an invitation-only gala event attended by Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Prince Andrew, Steve Martin, Christina Aguilera, and Dustin Hoffman, among many others. Also this year, Dr. John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, selected “Beyond” to be the theme music for his website (www.marsvenuswellness.com) and Internet television programming (MormonMusic.org).
William has a vigorous performing style which includes playing piano upside down.
Brendan Graham (who wrote “You Raise Me Up”) heard William perform in Los Angeles, and after hearing "Sweet Remembrance Of You" he was so inspired that he wanted to add lyrics. Now William and Brendan have created the beautiful anthem “O, America” and the Irish supergroup Celtic Woman have adopted it as their own! They have sung it every night on their American tour, and their adoring fans have rewarded the song with a standing ovation every night. And now, this song will be released to the world on June 23, 2009 (official website).
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