John Williams

The Music of Our Imaginations
 
John Williams has filled our imaginations with music.
 
A musical score is basically the background music of any visual project.  And film scores are vital in creating the perfect tone for the visual imagery and imagination of the movie.
 
John Williams has turned “background music” into a true art form.  He is one of the most sought after Composers and Film Music Scorers of today, not to mention Pianist.  He is a true musical genius.  His compositions have brought so many teams of musicians, projects and films to life.

Williams attended UCLA briefly where he studied music, before being drafted in 1952. While in the Air Force he conducted and arranged music for the Air Force Band.  When his tour of duty ended he entered the Juilliard School in New York in 1955 where he studied piano with legendary pianist and teacher Madame Rosina Lhevinne. While in New York, Williams worked as a Musician, a Jazz Pianist to be exact. He was destined to be a musical genius.
 
After leaving Juilliard in 1956, he returned to California where Twentieth Century Fox later hired him as a Pianist in their studio orchestra. Soon he was composing music for their popular TV shows including Lost in Space and Wagon Train. 
 

In a career that has spanned six decades, Williams has conducted some of the best philharmonic orchestras in the United States and around the world, including The Boston Pops from 1980 to 1993.
 
His work in film is beyond comprehension, as he has composed and directed the musical ambiance of dozens of today’s most famous movies. Among his best known scores are E.T. and the first Stars Wars, Superman, Jaws and Indiana Jones film series.  And on the flipside, he’s most recently also scored all the new Star Wars, Superman, Jaws and Indiana Jones films!  We kid you not.  Not to mention all The Lord of The Rings and Harry Potter movies as well.  And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  He’s even composed the theme music for one of the Summer Olympic Games! 
 
Today, Williams has won countless awards including the Academy, Golden Globe, Grammy and Emmy Awards.  Also he has formed his own incredible orchestra, known largely as The John Williams Orchestra.  In 2003, The Olympic Committee honored him with their highest award, the Olympic Order.  And in 2010, he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House in recognition of his achievements.  His music has been an integral part of the world today.
 


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