Head shot of CSO musician Rick Vizachero

Rick Vizachero

Instrument: Double Bass

Hometown: Spring Lake, North Carolina

Current neighborhood: Telegraph Hill in Anderson Township, Ohio

Education: BM in Performance East Carolina University, MM in Performance Rice University Artist Diploma Candidate Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University 

Joined the CSO in 1984

Inspiration as a musician: The rich performance traditions found in all genres of music as performed by master musicians throughout time. 

Favorite orchestral work: Mahler Symphony No. 5 (IV movement, Adagietto)

Activities/organizations outside of the CSO: I spend lots of time listening and performing with Jazz and classic rock blues musicians.

Current playlist: My favorite artists on saxophone, classic jazz, and rock guitarists, The Beatles, Steely Dan, jazz standards, Bach and Mozart violin and piano works.

Favorite things to do in Cincinnati: Eat good food and listen to good music!

Hobbies: Studying and practicing martial arts, saxophone and jazz guitar.    

How can the Orchestra make the world a better place? By reaching out to people through music as a conduit, we extend ourselves in unique ways that can stir the soul at its very core and essence.