Global Conference 2014
Violinist, From the Top
Ade Williams, 16, is a violinist and a 2013 From the Top/Jack Kent Cooke scholar. Williams, who began winning competitions at age 8, is also the first-place laureate of the Junior Division of the 2012 Sphinx Competition. Her orchestral debut with the Chicago Sinfonietta in 2004 at age 6 as that orchestra's youngest-ever soloist launched a succession of solo performances, including national tours and international soloing in England, Switzerland and Bermuda. Williams is a Betsey and John Puth fellow, an Alexandra and John Nichols scholar, and a William Warfield scholar at the Music Institute of Chicago's Academy program for gifted pre-college musicians, where she studies violin privately with artist faculty members Almita and Roland Vamos.