String Faculty: Wendy Richman

Violist Wendy Richman is a founding member of the New York-based International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). With ICE and as soloist and chamber musician, she has performed at the Lincoln Center Festival, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Miller Theater, Mostly Mozart Festival, Park Avenue Armory, Phillips Collection, and international festivals in Berlin, Darmstadt, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Morelia, and Vienna. Dr. Richman has collaborated with fortepianist Malcolm Bilson, the Claremont Trio, and members of the Cleveland, Juilliard, and Takács Quartets, and she is a frequent guest with the viola sections of the Atlanta Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and St. Louis Symphony.

A respected educator, she has held teaching positions at the University of Tennessee, University of Alabama, and Cornell University, as well as Walden School Summer Young Musicians Program, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, and Music in the Mountains Conservatory. Dr. Richman graduated from Oberlin Conservatory (BM), New England Conservatory (MM), and Eastman School of Music (DMA). She studied viola with Carol Rodland, Kim Kashkashian, Peter Slowik, Jeffrey Irvine, and Sara Harmelink, and voice with Marlene Ralis Rosen, Judith Kellock, and Mary Galbraith.
 
Through her vox/viola project, loosely inspired by Giacinto Scelsi’s Manto III, she has commissioned numerous composers to write pieces in which she sings and plays simultaneously. In 2017, she will release these works on ICE’s TUNDRA imprint on New Focus Recordings.