William Koseluk began his piano studies at the age of four and has since studied with many acclaimed teachers, including Harold Pries, Robert Black, and the legendary Ylda Novik. Winner of several national piano competitions, including the Baldwin Piano Competition, Koseluk has performed in many venues, as soloist or chamber musician, in the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe, appearing with orchestras and in solo recitals. Critics have described him as “an inspiring performer with a refreshing, dramatic flair.” William Koseluk has been frequently praised for his unique and innovative interpretations of romantic piano literature and for the expressive quality of his playing. He has appeared with the West Coast Symphony on seven occasions, with the California Mozart Festival, and the Southern California Fall Festival and has performed in many chamber music recitals at the Music Academy of the West.
Koseluk’s piano performances have taken him to Boston’s Symphony Hall and Smetana Hall in Prague, where he appeared with the Prague Radio Symphony in the premiere performance of John Carbon’s piano concerto. His recording of this work has been widely praised as was a video release of the two Rachmaninoff piano sonatas on the University of California Television Series (UCTV). Koseluk earned his Ph.D.in Music Composition at the University of California. His major work, The Maturation of a Circle, is a cycle of 360 pieces for solo piano, over 7 hours in length. Koseluk’s compositions have been broadcast by KUSC-FM in Southern California and on National Public Radio. Koseluk has also made notable contributions to music scholarship, having provided the graphical musical examples for scholarly treatises and other academic journals. He also has published articles for MIT and Cambridge University Press.