Roger Williams was a virtuoso pianist whose hit, Autumn Leaves was the greatest selling piano recording of all time and the only instrumental recording to reach number one on the Billboard charts, with more than 2 million sold. Roger Williams received 21 gold and platinum albums, including his hits Autumn Leaves, Born Free, Impossible Dream, Maria, Till, Lara’s Theme (Somewhere My Love), Nadia’s Theme, and the movie soundtrack for Somewhere in Time.
Known worldwide as “Mr. Piano,” Roger Williams was proclaimed “The Pianist to the Presidents,” having performed for nine commander-in-chiefs at the White House. Williams was a powerful and charismatic performer and a brilliant improvisor, who could effortlessly switch between musical styles and touch any audience from teenagers to senior citizens.
Williams was photographed at “The Roger Williams Limited Edition Gold Piano,” the only piano series Steinway & Sons has designed to honor a pianist. Williams was a “Steinway Artist” and the first pianist to be honored by Steinway with their “Steinway Lifetime Achievement Award.”