Noted for his stylistic versatility and ability to command an audience with his musical storytelling, Will Samorey received his B.A in Music with honors in Violin Performance from the University of Western Ontario under the tutelage of Annette-Barbara Vogel. Other teachers include Won-Bin Yim, Yehonatan Berick, Vasile Beluska, Stacey Woolley, Jonathan Sturm, Naha Greenholtz, the Corigliano Quartet, and Jupiter Quartet. While at UWO, he held various positions with the school’s symphony orchestra, opera, and musical productions including all principal violin positions and concertmaster.
Professionally, Will has performed in all concentrations from chamber music, to pit orchestras, community, and symphony orchestras. Will has tenure with the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra and Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, is the concertmaster of the Golden Valley Orchestra, and is a frequent substitute with symphonies across Iowa and Minnesota. Will enjoys giving solo and chamber music recitals in the greater Twin Cities area, and his hometown of Des Moines. Will has the distinction of being the 2nd violinist to perform the Butterfly Lover’s Concerto in Minnesota with the Golden Valley Orchestra.
Will is a Suzuki Method registered violin instructor; however, he prefers a Suzuki-traditional hybrid methodology which allows him to teach in a way that is most beneficial to his students’ unique learning patterns. In support of helping students learn songs and pieces, he teaches patience, control, focus, and planning, with the belief that a quality practice is better than the quantity of practices. Will specializes in working with students who regularly experience performance anxiety.