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Richard Rintoul, 1955-2011

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Richard Rintoul held a DMA in Conducting from UCLA, a MM in Orchestral Conducting from USC, and a BFA in Viola Performance from Cal Arts. He worked as a conductor, violist, teacher and clinician.  He passed away on November 25, 2011.  To view his full curriculum vitae, please click here.

A celebration of his life is being planned currently.  Please click "Memorial" above for details.
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Having founded the Orchestra da Camera at the prestigious Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, Dr. Richard Rintoul was its Music Director and Conductor for twenty-three years.  He had been Music Director/Conductor of the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, the UCSB Symphony Orchestra, the CSULB Orchestral Studies and String Departments, the Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra, the Glendale Youth Orchestra, the Colburn Chamber Orchestra, and several Los Angeles area churches.  Dr. Rintoul appeared as guest conductor of the Vancouver Symphony, USA; the La Mirada Symphony and the Downey Symphony and conducted recording sessions for television and videogames.  He led operatic productions for UCSB, CSULB, Opera a la Carte, the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, radio station KCRW and Grand Productions.  Dr. Rintoul is iVasi’s video conductor at www.ivasi.net.  




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As a professional violist for over thirty years, he was adjunct faculty at Westmont College as a viola instructor and member of the faculty string quartet when he passed.  During his life, he played in chamber music, orchestra, opera and choral performances, radio broadcasts and recordings throughout southern and central California.  He had been principal violist of the Downey Symphony, the L.A. Mozart Orchestra, Redlands Bowl Orchestra, and performed concerts with professional orchestras as diverse as the L.A. Philharmonic, the L.A. Baroque Orchestra and the Ojai Festival.  He remained active in the recording industry until the end of his life, playing viola on soundtracks for television and motion pictures.  Memorable projects include television shows Murder She Wrote and Lost, the summer 2011 films Super 8 and Cars 2the beloved Pixar films Up and Ratatouille, Mission Impossible installments including the upcoming MI4, and the 2012 expected blockbuster John Carter of Mars.

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Conducting Vancouver Symphony (USA)

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