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David Richardson, Accompanist

Pianist David Richardson is now in his twelfth year in the La Crosse area and is excited to continue his collaboration with the La Crosse Chamber Chorale for the 2021-22 concert season. A native of Newburyport, Massachusetts, Richardson moved to La Crosse to join the music faculty at Viterbo University where he served for five years before taking time off to pursue his D.M.A. in collaborative piano at UW-Madison, a degree he successfully completed in the spring of 2018. He soon returned to Viterbo and is now in his sixth year serving in an adjunct capacity. In addition to Viterbo, Richardson is the organist and choirmaster at Christ Episcopal Church and is on the staff at Choral Tracks here in La Crosse. 

Recent engagements in the La Crosse area have included work at UW-La Crosse as the conductor of the UW-L Choral Union, choir director of the Winona State University Concert Choir, and organist and choir director at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. During the past year of the COVID pandemic, Richardson created virtual choir videos for groups in the area including Viterbo’s chamber opera of Leonard Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti”. He also engineered the use of low-latency technology that allowed the music program at Viterbo University to continue providing applied voice lessons, coachings, and studio classes remotely via Zoom and Soundjack. 

In addition to his work in the La Crosse area, Richardson has had previous engagements at UW- Stevens Point, UW-Madison, Madison Opera, Brevard Music Center’s Janiec Opera Company, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center, and Boston Lyric Opera. Richardson has also held positions as a vocal coach and accompanist at Boston University and the Hartt School of Music. Additional degrees have been received at the Manhattan School of Music (M.M. in collaborative piano) and Boston University (B.M. in piano performance). Further training has included the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, the University of Miami’s summer program in Salzburg, Aspen Music Festival, and Houston Grand Opera’s Young Artist Program.