Pianist Mark Richman holds a summa cum laude B.A. degree from UCLA, an M.M. degree in piano from the Juilliard School of Music, and has pursued doctoral work at Boston University. His principal teachers include Leonard Shure, who was famed pianist Artur Schnabel’s assistant in Berlin, as well as Aube Tzerko, Rosina Lhevinne, and Leah Effenbach. For five years, Richman was a Visiting Lecturer in Music at UCLA, where he taught piano, chamber music, and music history. He also has been a member of the Artist-Faculty of the International Institute for Young Musicians, working with young students from all over the world. Mr. Richman has received high acclaim for his recitals in California, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Massachusetts, Mexico, Jamaica, and the former USSR. He has been a frequent guest soloist with leading orchestras in Southern California, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Glendale Symphony, and the American Youth Symphony. As a chamber musician, Richman has performed on the Dame Myra Hess concert Series, at the Sierra Summer Festival in Mammoth Lakes, and at the Leo S. Bing Theater. As an accompanist, he was personally selected by renowned violinist Jascha Heifetz to assist him in his master classes at USC and has collaborated with many of the world’s finest concert artists, including the late violinist Michael Rabin, flutist James Galway, and Principal Concertmaster of the L.A. Philharmonic, Martin Chalifour.