Mark Williams

Mark Williams is the recently new appointed CEO of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Williams is a senior leader in the orchestra sector, having held positions at the San Francisco Symphony and IMG Artists New York, prior to his latest role as Chief Artistic and Operations Officer at The Cleveland Orchestra. At The Cleveland Orchestra he oversaw all aspects of artistic planning and programming, touring, and orchestra operations, among others the acclaimed productions of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande and a double-bill of Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin and Bluebeard’s Castle in collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet. From 2009-12, Williams was Artistic Administrator at the San Francisco Symphony, before which he began his career in artist management at Columbia Artists Management and IMG Artists, where he worked with soloists including Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Alan Gilbert and Cecilia Bartoli. He is a native of Ohio and holds a bachelor of music degree in horn performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where his primary teachers were former players in the Cleveland Orchestra.