Richard Muncey I studied at the Royal College of Music and was awarded the major viola prize in his final year there. I formed the Guadagnini String Quartet at college, they became associated with several universities, including Southampton and Hertfordshire and were the resident quartet at Lancaster University. We toured the world and won several international prizes. We were also resident quartet for two years at the Banff Summer School in Canada. As well as being Viva's principal viola, I am the principal with the NCO and the London Festival Orchestra and I have appeared as guest principal with many of the UK's orchestras. I am the violist with the Tesdesca String quartet who have a busy concert and teaching schedule.