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RANDOLPH KELLY

Randolph Kelly has enjoyed a distinguished and multifaceted career as principal violist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He was hired by André Previn in 1976, and has since played under the direction of Lorin Maazel and Mariss Jansons. One highlight of Kelly’s tenure with the Pittsburgh Symphony was performing the world première of the Viola Concerto written for him by Samuel Adler. This piece was commissioned by the orchestra for their 2000–2001 season. Celebrated around the world as a soloist and chamber music player, he has also collaborated with such artists as Yo-Yo Ma, André Previn, Pinchas Zukerman, and Truls Mørk. He has recorded and toured extensively with the Los Angeles Piano Quartet. He has been invited to perform as a guest artist at chamber music festivals in Japan, Australia, Europe, Taiwan, and Russia, and appeared as a soloist with leading orchestras at home and abroad. Randolph Kelly is a graduate of the Curtis Institute, where he worked closely with the esteemed violist Joseph DePasquale. He is committed to performing new music, and he generously volunteers his time to educational programmes, in an effort to bring a wide range of musical experiences to young audiences.


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