Richard Elegino

Richard Elegino

Richard Elegino

Contact Information

Office Hours:
N/A

Richard Elegino is a Tokyo-born violist and member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1980. He has studied with Fumiki Asazuma, V. Barstow and L. Kievman. When not performing with the LA Phil, Mr. Elegino tours Japan annually, presenting free chamber music concerts at local elementary and middle schools, schools for children with special needs, and hospitals. He has also been a member of the Astre Quartet for over ten years.

He founded the Ohta Pacific Chamber Players in 2003 and served as their conductor/director for five years. His conducting credits include the 9-11 Memorial Concert in Jodo Shu Temple, and Japan’s Great Earthquake Charity Concert in the City of Cerritos. Since traveling to El Sistema in Caracas, Venezuela with Gustavo Dudamel in 2012, Mr. Elegino has expanded his passions for music education by instructing in YOLA (Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles), and in Japan’s version of El Sistema in Fukushima and Iwate.