Richard O'Neill is the winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a two-time Grammy Award nominee. He has appeared with the London, Los Angeles, Seoul, and Euro-Asian Philharmonics; the KBS and Korean Symphony Orchestras; the Moscow and Württemberg Chamber Orchestras; and Alte Musik Köln. Highlights of this season include appearances with the BBC Symphony and Andrew Davis, the premiere of Huang Ruo's Viola Concerto commissioned for him by Camerata Pacifica, his conducting debuts at Korea's Sejong Center for the Performing Arts and a televised Peace Concert at the Demilitarized Zone, and his seventh season as Artistic Director of DITTO. A UNIVERSAL/Deutsche Grammophon recording artist, O’Neill has made seven solo albums that have sold more than 150,000 copies. He is an Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and has collaborated with many leading artists including the Emerson and Juilliard String Quartets, Emanuel Ax, Leon Fleisher, Garrick Ohlsson, Menahem Pressler, and Steven Isserlis. His chamber music initiative, DITTO, has introduced tens of thousands of people to chamber music in South Korea alone and recently sold out the Tokyo International Forum and Osaka Symphony Hall. A marathoner, Special Representative for the South Korean Red Cross, he was presented with a Proclamation from the New York City Council for his achievement and contribution to the arts. The first violist to receive an Artist Diploma from the Juilliard School, Richard O’Neill currently serves on the faculty of the University of California at Los Angeles.