Richard O’Neill’s performance activities primarily as violist of the Takacs Quartet, that performs worldwide and records for Hyperion Records. In addition, Richard performs solo engagements, both here and abroad. This season he appeared as a special guest recitalist at the Library of Congress, presenting a program featuring the Tuscan Medici Stradavi Viola, alongside pianist Jeremy Denk. He also presented masterclasses at Harvard University, and was the guest soloists with the West Texas Symphony, conducted by conductor Gary Lewis, performing the Christopher Theofanidis Viola Concerto. He also returned as viola teacher at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, as well as returning to his festival, Music on the Strait, in Port Angeles WA.
string chamber music, viola technique and pedagogy