Richard Valitutto, described by the Los Angeles Times as a “vivid soloist” and “vigorously virtuosic,” is active in Los Angeles as a piano soloist, chamber musician, accompanist, teacher, composer/arranger, and music writer. A strong proponent of new music, he has worked with composers such as Sofia Gubaidulina, Steve Reich, Chinary Ung, Clarence Barlow, and Marc Sabat. His recorded playing was recently featured on the Grammy-nominated Harry Partch: Bitter Music, a Bridge Records release. Richard is a founding member of two chamber ensembles, gnarwhallaby and The Joshua Trio, in addition to his continuous work with the critically-acclaimed wild Up Modern Music Collective. He holds degrees from CalArts (MFA) and University of Cincinnati (BM).