The Richter Uzur Duo approaches the concert stage with effortless virtuosity, soulful musicality and self-effacing humor. Trained in two of the world's most lauded musical institutions — The Royal College of Music and The Moscow Conservatory, respectively — guitarist Brad Richter and cellist Viktor Uzur are consummate performers and accomplished composers, each having played around the globe to critical acclaim and international awards. Together, the Richter Uzur Duo combines elements of classical music, rock, indigenous American music and Eastern European folk, all played with a native sense of vernacular, integrity and charm, producing a sound that is all their own.

The duo has been featured regularly on Performance Today, America's most popular classical music radio program. Their signature repertoire pairs exquisite originals with blazing improvisations and iconic works by composers such as Bartok, Gershwin, Rimsky-Korsakov and Saint-Saens, as well as Led Zeppelin.

They tour regularly to such venues as the Mondavi Center, the Detroit Institute of Art, University of Arizona Presents, the Rubin Museum of Art, Johnson County Community College, the Bonneville Chamber Music Festival, and the Kirkland Performance Center.


"Tremendous virtuosity from both cello and guitar."

Fred Child, Performance Today


Photo by Mark Corneliussen. Download hi-res version here.


Photo by Marie Freeman. Download hi-res version here.

Photo by Marie Freeman. Download hi-res version here.

Photo by Marie Freeman. Download hi-res version here.

Photo by Marie Freeman. Download hi-res version here.


Photo by Marie Freeman. Download hi-res version here.


"An aural delight... Richter and Uzur are master craftsman on their instruments."

The Saginaw News


"Uzur is a phenomenal cellist... graced by a truly singing tone, spot-on intonation, and elegantly refined phrasing."

Fanfare Magazine


"Like Franz Liszt with the piano, Brad Richter utilizes techniques of his own invention and brings them into a framework that works so beautifully."

George Shangrow, KING FM Seattle


Audio: Richter Uzur Duo - "Bitter the Laughter, Sweet the Tears" Live at the Mondavi Center


Audio: Richter Uzur Duo - "Fragments Transcending" on Performance Today


Audio: Richter Uzur Duo - "La Folia" on Performance Today


Audio: Richter Uzur Duo - "Bohemian Rhapsody" Live at UA Presents


Audio: Richter Uzur Duo on KRWG Intermezzo



"Effortless precision and musicality... The interplay between the two is playful yet stunning... One of the most exciting duos on the scene today."

Guitar International