Artist Bio

Richard O’Neill, viola

An Emmy Award winner, two-time Grammy nominee, and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, violist Richard O’Neill has appeared as soloist with the London and Los Angeles Philharmonics and the BBC Symphony with Andrew Davis, Vladimir Jurowski, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He is a Universal/Deutsche Grammophon recording artist, and his albums have sold over 200,000 copies. An Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, he has introduced thousands to chamber music in South Korea through his chamber music initiative, DITTO. Lera Auerbach, Elliott Carter, John Harbison, and Huang Ruo have dedicated works to him. The first violist to receive the Artist Diploma from Juilliard, he was honored with a Proclamation from the New York City Council. He runs marathons for charity.