Violinist Jennifer Rickard enjoys a varied career as an orchestral and chamber musician, soloist, recording artist and teacher. She is a member of both the National Philharmonic and the Post Classical Ensemble. She also substitutes with the National Symphony, the Washington National Opera, and the Richmond Symphony. Ms. Rickard has made several notable recordings for the Naxos label with the Post Classical Ensemble. Of particular interest are both the CD entitled, “Dvorak and America” featuring the first ever recording of the “Hiawatha Melodrama” inspired by the great Longfellow poem and the DVD entitled, “The City” which features the music of Aaron Copland paired with the classic original 1939 film. Additionally, Ms. Rickard is featured on the QuinTango CD “Triumfal” which has won critical acclaim and remains an editor’s “Best Pick” in the Latin genre on CD Baby. QuinTango’s recordings can be heard on NPR, CNN, and network television in the US and Costa Rica. Ms. Rickard is a sought after teacher and clinician at both the secondary and collegiate level and maintains a private studio in her home. Prior to moving to Washington DC, Ms. Rickard was a member of the New Orleans and Phoenix Symphonies. She received her bachelor’s degree from Barnard College in New York and her master’s from the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. Ms. Rickard has been on the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival since 1990.
- Jennifer Rickard
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