Richard Zuch was appointed Interim Music Director in 2010 and Music Director in 2012. Prior to that, he had been bass soloist/section leader since 1989. He remains an active soloist and has recently appeared with the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater Company, St. Petersburg Opera, and Opera Delaware.
A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, from which he holds both an Artist’s Diploma and a Certificate for Advanced Vocal Studies, Mr. Zuch has been a featured soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic, The Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, the Delaware Symphony, the Tulsa Symphony, the Harrisburg Symphony, the Pennsylvania Symphonia, and the Hilton Head Orchestra. In addition, he was a soloist with the Curtis Orchestra at the Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland under the direction of Maestro Kurt Masur.