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Bill Quist, Piano
August 17, 2021
Bill Quist, Piano

Recorded on August 17, 2021

Walter Lynn Mosely: 6 Pieces

Darius Milhaud: La Muse Ménagére

Joaquin Nin-Culmell: Selections from Tonadas

Francis Poulenc: Suite Française

Pianist, Bill Quist came to the Bay Area in the early 1970s and has been an independent freelance musician ever since. Primarily a chamber musician with a love for collaborating with singers, he has concertized and sung in a variety of venues including the Legion of Honor and De Young Museums, the Herbst Theatre, Mission Delores, and Noontime Concerts.

Bill had a unique role in the history of The San Francisco Symphony when he was the only musician to play for the chorus, sing in the chorus, and serve as an alternate in the symphony for piano and celesta.

Bill has recorded for Pacifica’s Reference Recording, RCA, Sony, published in Hal Leonard of Chicago, and as the 1st pianist for Windham Hill Recordings.

Walter Lynn Mosley was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on November 28, 1938.  He early developed a passion for reading and the piano and began composing not long after starting piano lessons.  He earned a B.A. in English and German at the U. of So. Mississippi, an M.A. in English at Tulane, and a Ph.D. at T.C.U.  He taught English in Louisiana State Universities until interest in academia waned.  During his marriage, he had three children.  He moved to San Francisco in the late 1970s and fell into the telecommunications industry at a turbulent time, retiring from AT&T in 2001.  He married Phil Murray of San Francisco in 2008.  Mosley published a chapbook of poems, The Zoo of Art, reflecting his participation in The Museum Poets Group for several years.  His piano compositions have been written primarily for friends and family, especially grandchildren (5) with examples such as Maeli’s Lullaby, Bedtime Story for Ben, For Chris, Dolor for Einar.