Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ritz Chamber Players Finale Concert June 13, 2012 Features Richard Brice, Viola

Richard Brice

Violist Richard Brice has been busy in New York’s freelance music scene since his high school days when he attended the famous High School of Music and Art in Manhattan, studying viola with Theodore Israel and Eugene Becker. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, where he studied viola with William Lincer and chamber music with Felix Galimir, Paul Doktor, and the members of the Juilliard String Quartet. 

He has toured throughout Germany, France, Italy and Spain as soloist and principal violist of the Munich Chamber Orchestra after making his debut as soloist with the orchestra in 1984. Mr. Brice was principal violist of the Southwest German Philharmonic and the Konzertverein St. Gallen, and he was associate principal violist of the Orquestra Sinfonica de Venezuela. As a chamber musician he was a founding member of the Quartetto National de Venezuela, he was the violist of the chamber music ensemble An die Musik from 1985 to 2002, and he has been a guest of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. 

He is currently a member of The Orchestra of St. Luke’s and was the principal violist of the Philharmonic Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. He is equally at home in the realm of popular music, serving as principal violist for Barbara Streisand’s European Tours, Encores! at City Center, Patti Lupone’s Matters of the Heart for String Quartet and Piano, and many Broadway shows.

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