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Richard DiAdamo has been active in the Pittsburgh area for more than 40 years. He joined the first violin section of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under William Steinberg in 1968 and retired in 2006 after 38 years.
DiAdamo began his orchestral career with the Syracuse Symphony and Rochester Philharmonic before coming to Pittsburgh. In addition to the PSO, he was concertmaster of the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra for six years and was a featured soloist numerous times. DiAdamo also performed Thomas Jansen’s “The Harlequin for Richard DiAdamo” with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble in Pittsburgh and at New York’s Symphony Space. He is also a frequent chamber musician and member of W&J’s Olin Fine Arts Trio.
A passionate teacher, DiAdamo maintains a private violin studio. He has also coached fledgling orchestral musicians for the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra.
Mr. DiAdamo holds a bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Joseph Knitzer and Carroll Glenn.