Richard Fleischman, Professor of viola, joined NWSA faculty in 1996. Received the Windsor Prize, personally awarded to him by Leonard Bernstein (1988); and the Edward Steuermann Memorial Prize, the highest award bestowed by The Juilliard School. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music (Certificate of Study) and the Juilliard School (Pre-College Diploma, B.M., MM) Studies with William Lincer, Joseph De Pasquale, Felix Galimir. Delray String Quartet since 2006, solo violist of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra (SInce 1990) and the Miami City Ballet Orchestra (since 2010). Recordings for Naxos, London/Decca, Sony and Centaur. Member of San Francisco Symphony from 1990-1995. Guest Principal Violist of Hong Kong Philharmonic, 2005-2007. Performed with Philadephia Orchestra 1987. His students have achieved great success world-wide. Masterclasses in USA, South America, Europe and Asia.