Cynthia Bauhof-Williams has had a varied and successful career as a solo recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and as a collaborative pianist with singers and instrumentalists. A native of Texas, Ms. Williams was first trained at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston, where she studied with Amanda Vick Lethco and Ruth Tomfohrde. She received a doctor of musical arts in piano from the University of Southern California, where her teachers included James Bonn, Gwendolyn Koldofsky, and Brooks Smith.
Ms. Williams has performed concerts at the Aspen Music Festival; the 92nd St. Y in New York City; the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series; the Hildegard Festival; the International String Conference in Graz, Austria and Lausanne, Switzerland; and has appeared as soloist with orchestras in California and Texas. As a collaborative pianist, she has worked at the University of Southern California; UCLA; California State University, Fullerton; the National Cello Institute; and for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Corwin Master classes. Ms. Williams has performed as an extra keyboardist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, the Long Beach Symphony, and the Hour of Power Orchestra at the Crystal Cathedral. As a chamber musician, she has been involved in premieres of works by major composers, including Joan Tower, Libby Larsen, Steven Hoey, Carolyn Bremer, Alexandra Shapiro, and Jane Brockman. She has been on the faculty of Pasadena City College since 1995 where she teaches private piano, keyboard skills, and chamber ensemble.