William McGregor began his double bass studies at age 2 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As a 9-year old, William was accepted into The Juilliard School Pre-College Program, where he studied with Albert Laszlo. From that time through today, this musical prodigy is winning accolades in an unprecedented number of competitions, festivals, and concerts.
In 2011 and 2012, William was awarded a Fellowship scholarship at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where he was the youngest full-time student at the Festival. He was selected to perform in Aspen's Spotlight Recital with the Aspen Concert Orchestra. That same year, William won the Juilliard School Pre-College Open Concerto Competition and performed with the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony at Lincoln Center. In 2012, after winning the grand prize at the Ensemble 212 NYC Young Artist Competition, William made his Carnegie Hall debut, performing Paganini's Mosè in Egitto. Months later, William won 1st Prize in the Salome Chamber Orchestra Young Artist Competition in New York City. He also received the "Most Promising Young Artist" award with Salome and performed as soloist with the Salome Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall the following year. In 2016, William was awarded, for the second time, the Juilliard Pre-College Open Competition and performed in solo with the Pre-College Orchestra under the baton of Maestro George Stelluto. In 2017, William won, by unanimous decision, the First Place Gold Medal at the Stulberg International String Competition. Not only is William recognized for his musical talents, but for his academic abilities as well, having been named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, resulting in a Kennedy Center performance.
Most recently, William has performed with the Baltimore Chamber and Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestras, and he made an appearance with the Steinway Series at Silo Hill in Phoenix, Maryland. He currently is a student at Curtis Institute of Music studying with Harold Robinson and Edgar Meyer.