b'Guest ArtistViolinist, composer, conductor, and educator WILLIAM HARVEY has forged a unique international career that has taken him from Carnegie Hall to the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the streets of Kabul. From 2010 to 2014, he taught violin and conducted the orchestra at Afghanistan National Institute of Music on Afghan national television, for President Karzai, and on tour to sold-out audiences at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. He has performed as soloist with orchestras in the USA, Mexico, Argentina, and the Philippines; served as concertmaster of orchestras in the USA, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and South Africa; and taught as guest faculty at Indiana University String Academy, Myanmar Music Festival, and Mehli Mehta Music Foundation, at the invitation of Zubin Mehta, in Mumbai. His recording of the Violin Concerto by Hector Infanzn was nominated in both classical music categories at the 2021 Latin Grammys. He plays a violin by Joseph Curtin.He holds a masters degree from the Juilliard School, where he studied violin with Ronald Copes and composition with Samuel Adler, and a bachelors degree from Indiana University, where he studied violin with Mimi Zweig and composition with Sven-David Sndstrom. His compositions have received over a hundred performances worldwide and have been featured at prestigious music festivals including FIMNME in Mexico City and Ruidalsud in San Juan, Argentina. His Cuerpo Garrido for solo piano won Columbia Universitys Bearns Prize.As a conductor, he has led numerous professional orchestras in Mexico, such as the National Symphony Orchestra, OSIDEM (Morelia), OSUAEH (Pachuca), and Filarmonica de las Artes, as well as youth orchestras in Belize, Zimbabwe, Qatar, and elsewhere. As the founder and director of the non-profit Cultures in Harmony, he has conducted over 40 cultural diplomacy projects in 16 countries from Pakistan to Cameroon. Since 2009, he has performed and arranged South Asian classical music throughout Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Oman, Mexico, and the USA. He studied with Abhishek Adhikary, Gaurav Mazumdar, Ahmad Sarmast, Homayoun Sakhi, Nafees Ahmad, and Rameen Saqizada.Bornin 1982 in Flint, Michigan, USA,Williamresides in Mexico City, where he teaches at the Universidad Panamericana.culturesinharmony.org'