Versatility is the keyword for Richard Pittman, marked by the large, varied repertoire he has led with a range of orchestras, ensembles, and opera companies across the world. His lucid baton and highly efficient rehearsal technique enable Pittman to bring out the very best in orchestras at every level. With interpretive insights into the most diverse areas of the repertoire, Pittman's performances have been noted for their sensitivity to character and style, rhythmic vitality, shaping of melodic lines, clarity of structure and dramatic pacing.
The founder of the prestigious Boston Musica Viva, Richard Pittman has led that group to international prominence as one of the finest new music ensembles in the world. He has a special ability to bring new works to life and possesses an ear for talent which has led to the commissioning of works for the Boston Musica Viva that have entered the international repertoire and garnered major awards for many of those composers.
Pittman has been recognized for his creative programming, receiving
ASCAP Adventurous Programming Awards with Boston Musica Viva as well as
with both of his other orchestras, the New England Philharmonic and the
Concord Orchestra. In addition, Pittman has been given the Laurel Leaf
Award from the American Composers Alliance for the fostering and
nurturing of American music, the Distinguished Alumni Award from the
Peabody Conservatory and in 2015 an Honorary Doctorate for his
outstandng contributions as a conductor from Boston Conservatory.
Richard Pittman has also won kudos as an experienced opera conductor with a theatrical flair and sensitivity to singers' needs. He has a repertoire of 65 operas, from the staples of the standard repertoire to world premieres, first US performances and first European performances.
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