CLAUDE RICHARD is also passionate about teaching. He first taught at Ithaca College in New-York and subsequently at the University of Manitoba, the University of Ottawa and the Conservatoire de Montréal. He is currently Full Professor of violin and Head of the string department with Université de Montréal's Faculty of Music.
Mr. Richard has given master classes in the United States, Canada, France and Italy at such prestigious institutions as the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon and the Cleveland Institute of Music. In June and July 2014, Mr. Richard will perform and teache also in Italy, at the Orford Arts Center International Festival and at the Mountaintop Violin Mastercourse, N.Y.
Mr. Richard's students have won prestigious prizes, including the Concours International de Montréal, the Osaka International Music Competition, the Hambourg International Chamber Music Competition, the OSM Competition, the Prix d'Europe and all national competitons in Quebec and across Canada. Several of his students now play with well-known ensembles, including the OSM, the Québec city and Edmonton symphony orchestras, the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa, the Orchestre National de Lyon, The Nice Philharmonic, the Orchestre de l'Opéra de Tours, the Orchestre des Violons du Roy and I Musici de Montréal, among others.