Pia Broden Williams
(ext. 258), Voice; M.M., Michigan State University (performance); B.M., University of Michigan (vocal performance); B.A., University of Michigan (philosophy). Soprano Pia Broden Williams is an active performer in both concert and theater stages. A frequent soloist with the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Williams was a featured soloist for the Holiday Pops Concert TV broadcasts in the 2007, 2008, and 2009 seasons. She has also been featured on the international broadcast of the Emmy-Award winning Huckleberry Radio Show. August, 2009, brought Ms. Williams to Arlington, VA, where she essayed the role of Adina in Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore. Also in 2009, Ms. Williams performed Madame Silberklang in Mozart’s The Impressario under the baton of David Mairs with the Flint Symphony Orchestra. In 2010, she made her European debut in concert appearances in Limonest, France where she sang highlights from Bernstein’s Westside Story, and the Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Villa-Lobos. Williams captivated audiences in Graz, Austria with, among others, performances of Olympia from Les Contes D’Hoffman, Giulietta’s aria from Bellini’s I Capuleti e I Montecchi, and as a semi-finalist in the annual Meistersinger Vocal Competition. In the 2010-11 season, she sang soprano soloist for Mahler's Fourth Symphony with the Flint Symphony Orchestra. She made her debut in New York with the Regina Opera in Brooklyn in Les Contes d'Hoffman, appearing as Olympia.