Violist Wendy Richman is a founding member of the New York-based International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and has performed at the Lincoln Center Festival, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mostly Mozart Festival, Phillips Collection, and international festivals in Berlin, Darmstadt, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Morelia, and Vienna. She has been hailed by The New York Times and The Washington Post for her "spectacular," "absorbing," "fresh and idiomatic" performances with "a brawny vitality" that "stole the show." Wendy has been featured in the premieres of hundreds of works, notably pieces for singing violist by Jason Eckardt, Arlene Sierra, Ken Ueno, and more. She has collaborated with fortepianist Malcolm Bilson, the Claremont Trio, and members of the Cleveland, Juilliard, and Takács Quartets, and she has been a frequent guest with the viola sections of the Atlanta Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and St. Louis Symphony. Her critically acclaimed recordings can be heard on Albany Records, Between the Lines, Bloodshot Records, BMOP/sound, Mode Records, NAXOS, New Focus, New World, and Tzadik. A respected and committed educator, Wendy is on the string faculty of NYU Steinhardt. She graduated from Oberlin Conservatory (BM), New England Conservatory (MM), and Eastman School of Music (DMA). She studied viola with Carol Rodland, Kim Kashkashian, Peter Slowik, Jeffrey Irvine, and Sara Harmelink, and voice with Marlene Ralis Rosen, Judith Kellock, and Mary Galbraith. Through her vox/viola project, she has worked with numerous composers to write pieces in which she sings and plays simultaneously, and in 2018 will release an album of these works for ICE’s Tundra imprint on New Focus Recordings.