William Spengler, 22, recently completed his bachelor’s degree in cello performance at the University of Colorado Boulder, graduating with highest honors. A Seattle native, Will has played music all across the United States and Canada, attending such prestigious summer festivals as Académie d’Orford Musique, the Meadowmount School, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Indiana Summer String Academy and Interlochen Center for the Arts. A passionate chamber musician, Will has performed on the Jacobsen Faculty Series at the University of Puget Sound and the Pendulum New Music Series at the University of Colorado Boulder, in addition to working closely with members of the Takács, Tokyo, Shanghai and Altius string quartets. Additional cello studies have taken Will to Lisbon, Portugal for intensive studies with famous Russian concert cellist Pavel Gomziakov. Will’s former teachers include David Requiro, Olga Ruvinov, Pavel Gomziakov and Meta Weiss. Spengler performs on a 1942 Romolo Parmeggiani cello made in Cremona, Italy.