Richard O'Neill
Viola
Violist Richard O’Neill is an EMMY Award Winner, two-time GRAMMY nominee and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient; he has appeared as soloist with the London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Euro-Asian Philharmonics, the BBC, KBS and Korean Symphony Orchestras, the Moscow and Württemburg Chamber Orchestras and Alte Musik Köln with conductors Andrew Davis, Vladimir Jurowski, Yannick Nezet-Sequin, Vassily Sinaisky, Miguel Harth-Bedoya and François Xavier Roth.  As recitalist he has performed at Carnegie, Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, Wigmore, Salle Cortot, Madrid’s National Concert Hall, Tokyo’s International Forum and Opera City, Osaka Symphony Hall and Seoul Arts Center.  A UNIVERSAL/DG recording artist, he has made eight solo albums that have sold more than 150,000 copies.  An Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and resident violist of Camerata Pacifica, he frequently collaborates with the world’s great artists.  Dedicated to the music of our time, composers Elliott Carter, John Harbison, Huang Ruo and Paul Chihara have written works dedicated to him.  In his seventh season as Artistic Director of DITTO (his South Korean chamber music initiative) he has introduced tens of thousands to chamber music in South Korea and Japan.  The first violist to receive the Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School, he was honored with a Proclamation from the New York City Council for his achievement and contribution to the Arts.  He serves as Goodwill Ambassador for the Korean Red Cross and UNICEF, runs marathons for charity and teaches at UCLA.