Meet the Musicians Viola

Richard Waugh


Orchestra member since 1994

Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Education: The Cleveland Institute of Music, San Francisco Conservatory

Studied with: Robert Vernon

Instrument: Richard plays on an Anne Cole viola that he prefers to his two more expensive instruments.

About Richard:

Richard is one busy man.  When he isn’t playing with TCO he’s involved in all sorts of outdoor activities like cycling, running, hiking and mountain climbing.  You’ll also find him volunteering in his community; he serves on the boards of Reaching Heights--a support organization for the CHUH school district and AFM, Local 4.  Interestingly, he played his entire TCO audition from memory.  Quite a feat!  Richard has one daughter who proudly attends Cleveland Heights public school.

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