Richard Muncey was a member of the Guadagnini String Quartet for seven years, during which time they won several international prizes and held residencies at LancasterUniversityand Banff Summer School (Canada). He was then, for a short time, Associate Principal Viola with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and now freelances, being Principal Viola of the Northern Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Viva, The London Festival Orchestra and The Midlands Sinfonia
He has appeared as guest principal viola with many of Britain’s orchestras and also with The Orchestra of Bologna Opera.
He was the viola player of The Music Group of Manchester, which presented five seasons of concerts at the Royal Northern College of Music, toured throughout the UK and abroad, and made recordings most notably the only available disc of Mendelssohn’s Sextet for Piano and Strings.
He is the violist of the Tedesca Quartet. They play many concerts each year throughout the UK and regularly coach together on courses at Benslow Music and Knuston Hall
As well as teaching at Lancaster University he has taught at Southampton University and coached at the RNCM. Richard has also taught at Higham Hall in Cumbria, St Andrew’s Summer School, Belfast School of Music, Benslow Music and The International Chamber Music Summer School in Oakham.
Richard plays on a fine English viola made in 1850 by S.A.Forster