Adjunct | Clarinet
Richard Hancock, clarinet, is currently Principal of the Opus One Orchestra (Miami City Ballet) as well as Boca Raton Symphonia and Orchestra Miami. In recent years, Richard has also served as Principal of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Florida Grand Opera, and Sunshine Pops. Richard served as Principal Clarinetist of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and Florida Grand Opera from 1984 until its bankruptcy in 2003. Before coming to South Florida, he played in many orchestras in the U.S. and abroad, including Principal Clarinet in Mexico City, and extra clarinet in the Dallas and Chicago Symphony Orchestras for recordings and tours. Highlights of his musical life in South Florida have included concerto appearances with the FPO, their award winning recordings and numerous chamber music performances. Richard also plays touring Broadway shows, playing “Wicked”, “My Fair Lady” and “West Side Story” most recently. Aside from music, Richard and his family are very involved in the rescue of retired racing greyhounds.