Richard Slavich is Professor of Cello at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, where he directs the cello and chamber music programs, and serves as chair of the string department. In the classroom, he offers a seminar in performance psychology and music history classes on Bach and Beethoven.
After graduating Phi Beta Kappa in History from Stanford University, he earned his music degrees from Indiana University, where his principal teachers were Fritz Magg and Janos Starker. Mr. Slavich has soloed with many orchestras, including the Colorado Symphony and National Repertory Orchestras, and has performed extensively in recital throughout the US. As winner of the United States Information Agency’s “Artistic Ambassador” competition, Mr. Slavich presented 5 weeks of concerts, master classes, and radio broadcasts throughout Asia.
Mr. Slavich began his professional career with a three-year engagement as solo cellist of the Nuremberg (Germany) Symphony Orchestra. His first CD An American Cellobration can be heard on the Crystal Records label. A new CD Cello Meditations explores the spiritual potentialities of the cello’s voice in works by composers ranging from Bach to Messaien. Please visit his website: https://portfolio.du.edu/rslavich