Personal Summary / Bio
Kraig Williams, Director of The Peralta Consort, was a brass musician in school, playing the recorder on the side. After college (BS Stanford '77; MBA Santa Clara '82), work took Kraig to Munich with his wife and two young daughters. While in Germany his daughters learned recorder at music school. Upon returning to the Bay Area Mr. Williams began playing recorder trios with his daughters in church services. Kraig then started getting serious about recorders, and began (and continues) to study under Letitia Berlin. As he continued to hone his skills as a musician, Mr. Williams formed a series of recorder and mixed ensembles exploring Renaissance and Baroque music. Beyond the roles of recorder student and performer, he is also recorder teacher and impresario. In this last role Kraig created in 2007, (and continues as director of) the early music concert series at Foothill Presbyterian Church, filling the need for early music concerts in the South Bay Area. This series is run in conjunction with the Foothill Presbyterian Church Music Series. Mr. Williams works as a business operations manager for a large networking company in San Jose by day, and produces CDs and DVDs of the early music concerts at Foothill in what little time remains.