Richard Muncey was a member of the Guadagnini String Quartet for seven years, during which time they won several international prizes and were resident at Lancaster University and Banff Summer School (Canada). He was previously the viola player of The Music Group of Manchester, which presented five seasons of concerts at the Royal Northern College of Music, toured throughout the UK and abroad, and made a number of recordings, most notably the only available disc of the Mendelssohn Sextet.
Throughout his chamber music career Richard has been privileged to play with many great players, including Pascal Roge, Ronald Brautigam, David Geringas, Cecil Aronowitz, Zoltan Szekely and Sylvia Rosenberg.
He was appointed Associate Principal Viola with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and now freelances, being Principal Viola of the Northern Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Viva and the English Haydn Orchestra (a period instrument band). He has appeared as guest principal viola with many of Britain's orchestras.
Richard has a wealth of teaching and coaching experience, including at Lancaster University, Southampton University, Christ's and Notre Dame in Liverpool and the RNCM. Richard has also taught at Higham Hall in Cumbria, St Andrew's Summer School and Belfast School of Music.