who won a Concert Artists Guild award in 1972 and subsequently made his
debut at Carnegie Recital Hall at twenty-four years of age.
whom he has worked include the Broadway Bach Ensemble, Continuum, the New
York Pops, the Muir Quartet, the 92nd
Street Y Chamber Symphony, the Phantasy Chamber Players, the Simon Sinfonietta,
the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Washington Chamber Symphony.
In 1973, he
and pianist Helen Taverniti delivered the world
premiere of Ken Benshoof’s “Sonata
for Double Bass and Piano” at the Cornish Theater in Seattle, Washington.
He gave the
world premiere of “Concerto for Double Bass” by Alvin Brehm with the 92nd Street Y Chamber
Symphony on 21st May 1983.
March 1989, he and keyboardist Colette Valentine premiered Lowell Liebermann’s
“Sonata for Contrabass and Piano” at The Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Giovanni Bottesini’s “Gran Duo Concertante in A major” and Franz Schubert’s
“Trout Quintet” with the Muir Quartet at St. George’s Episcopal Church as part
of the Fredericksburg Chamber Music Festival on 15th June 1990.
June 2002, he and Michelle Levin played “Sonata for Double Bass and
Piano” by Paul Hindemith at the same event and locale.
He helped the
Washington Chamber Symphony open their twenty-seventh season with the world
premiere of “Endangered Species” by John Carbon on 13th
June 2003, he and Michael Reynolds returned to the Fredericksburg Music
Festival at St. George’s
Episcopal Church where they offered up five of the “44 Duos for Two
Violins” by Bela Bartok, arranged for cello
& double bass.
interpreted music of Galina Ustvolskaya at Merkin Concert Hall in New York on 16th February
2008. The program comprised “Composition
No. 2” (“dies irae”), “Piano
Sonata No. 6”, “Sonata for Violin and Piano”, “Symphony
No. 4” (“Prayer”) and “Symphony No. 5” (“Amen”).
April 2009, they presented a program entitled “China in America” in which Richard,
along with Moran Katz, Kristina Reiko Cooper, Jared Soldiviero
and Arthur Kampela performed “Vicissitudes
I” by Du Yun.
He was the
guest soloist of the Broadway Bach Ensemble at Broadway Presbyterian Church
in New York
on 3rd May 2009, when he interpreted Domenico
Dragonetti’s “Concerto in A major”
and Vittorio Giannini’s
“Psalm 130” (“Out of the depths my soul cries out…”).
September 2010, he gave one of the first performances of “Divertimento
Concertante” by Paul Ramsier
to help open the Simon Sinfonietta’s
seventh season in Falmouth,
which he appears include: Christmas Comes Anew by the New York
City Gay Men’s Chorus, and Giannini: Psalm 130/Carbon: Endangered Species/McKinley: Passacaglia and Phoenix in Flight with the Slovak
Radio Symphony Orchestra.