Richard Marshall has been Co-Principal Violist of the Minnesota Orchestra since 1984. Trained as a violinist, his principal teachers were Itzhak Perlman and Dorothy DeLay. Having switched to viola, Richard is grateful for the great colleagues and tremendous chemistry that have made this the best viola section in the world.
Richard lives in Plymouth with his violinist wife and they now are empty nesters. It is probably for the best as his oldest two sons are both pursuing physics PhDs, so he wouldn’t be able to converse with or understand them anyway. His youngest son is a music major at St. Olaf College and now understands viola jokes.