John Williams

Fun Facts

  • A highly successful composer, Williams has won twenty-four Grammys, five Academy awards, four Golden Globes, and seven British Academy Film awards.

  • Williams won his first Academy Award for his film score for Fiddler on the Roof.

  • Williams was the conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra for thirteen years.

  • Though best-known for his iconic film scores, Williams has written many concert pieces, including a symphony and multiple concertos.

  • The premiere of Williams' Cello Concerto was performed by Yo-Yo Ma and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

  • During his time in the U.S. Air Force, Williams conducted and arranged music for the Air Force Band.

  • Williams composed the Liberty Fanfare for the re-dedication of the Statue of Liberty in 1986.

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