William Socolof is an award-winning operatic bass-baritone and recitalist. He has appeared as a soloist with many top North American orchestras including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. The New York native graduated from The Juilliard School in 2022 with an Artist Diploma in Opera Studies and was awarded The Stephen Novick Grant for Career Advancement. Thereafter, he attended the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera, singing Riolobo in selections from Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas, as well as operatic scenes of Mozart and Berlioz with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. He also complete both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at The Juilliard School, where he studied with Sanford Sylvan and William Burden. William was a winner of the 2020 YCA Susan Wadsworth International Auditions.