Meet the Musicians Viola
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.
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.