Cassandra Lynne Richburg


New Century Chamber Orchestra

Cassandra Lynne Richburg is a member of the New Century Chamber Orchestra based in San Francisco and an active studio musician in Los Angeles.

Lynne has performed on more than 300 motion picture sound tracks, and has been a member of the Academy Awards Orchestra, the Emmy Awards Orchestra and the Grammy Strings, on many occasions.

Ms. Richburg started playing the viola at the age of 10, and was chosen a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. She has won many competitions across the nation including 1st prize in the William Primrose National Viola Competition, and awarded a special prize in the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition.

Lynne was featured in the video-taped “Master Viola Series” by Donald McInnes while a student at the University of Michigan, and she received Bachelor and Master’s Degrees from the University of Southern California under the guidance of Donald McInnes and Alan DeVeritch.

She has been a featured soloist with several orchestras including the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, Savannah Symphony, Sacramento Symphony and the New Century Chamber Orchestra.

Lynne has also held positions of Assistant Principal and Principal Violist with the Sacramento Symphony, Principal Violist with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, was a member of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and has performed and toured with the New York Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphonies.

This is Lynne’s 18th summer with the Sun Valley Music Festival.