Joseph Williams II, Guitarist and Composer

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I have very much enjoyed the playing of the talented young guitarist Joseph Williams, who deservedly shared first prize in our first Boston Guitar Fest International Guitar competition in 2006!  It is a pleasure to hear a young player who plays his heart out and comes up with original ideas all his own.  Joe is one of those rare guitarists who give this old romantic hope for the future of our beloved instrument. I look forward to lots more beautiful playing from this exceptional young talent.
Eliot Fisk

Joseph’s expressive playing, along with an astonishing display of virtuosity, captivates the listener’s heart.
Guitarra Magazine

Joseph Williams II has performed throughout North America and Brazil.    He has distinguished himself by winning prizes in twelve international guitar competitions– most recently, first prize in both the 2009 St. Joseph International Guitar Festival & Competition and the 8th Annual Texas Guitar Competition & Festival.  A native of New Mexico, he is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Music Arts at the University of Texas with Adam Holzman. Williams earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of New Mexico with Michael Chapdelaine and a Master of Music from the University of Arizona with Thomas Patterson.