About Richmond Punch ProductionsCELEBRITY PERFORMANCES include: Isabell Cottrell, Molly Williams and National Council of Negro Women, T. D. Jakes, Ross Perot, Ebby Halliday, Ocho Cinco, Tony Gonzalez, Tracy McGrady, Kirk Whalum, Marvin Hamlisch, Josh Howard, Ron Washington, Nolan Ryan, Emmitt Smith, Deon Sanders, Cleveland Gary, Steven Forbes, Evander Holyfield, Morris Chestnut, DJ Biz Markie Richmond Punch...
Masters, Music – Yale University
Performance – The Juilliard School B.M. Viola
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts
High Impact, dynamic violinist Richmond Punch is the solo violinist featured in the Richmond Punch Jazz Quartet and The Mistura String Quartet. Hailing from Dallas, TX, this musical prodigy has been playing violin since he was five years old, and he is a graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School as well as world-renown Yale University.
Playing everything from classical music, jazz, hip hop, to gospel, he was the featured performer for the Potter's House Church New Years Eve 2009 celebration, playing before a crowd of more than 16,000. Richmond has let his violin do the talking before crowds from Anchorage, Charleston, Dallas, and El Paso, to Houston, DC, Los Angeles and New York and Celebrities such as Isabell Cottrell, Molly Williams and National Council of Negro Women, T. D. Jakes, Ross Perot, Ebby Halliday, Ocho Cinco, Tony Gonzalez, Tracy McGrady, Kirk Whalum, Marvin Hamlisch, Josh Howard, Ron Washington, Nolan Ryan, Emmitt Smith, Deon Sanders, Cleveland Gary, Steven Forbes, Evander Holyfield, Morris Chestnut, DJ Biz Markie
Giving back to the community, the multi-talented Richmond serves as the Artistic Director of the Dallas Uptown Youth Orchestra, a program of the Punch Family Foundation that reaches more than 3,500 children and adults annually. Additionally, he is a lecturer on music history, black history, developing creativity in children, diversity and more through his Lecture Series. In 2008 he was a speaker at a Youth Summit of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson held at Southern Methodist University. Richmond is currently working on his 2011 releases “When it is your season” and “Voyage: Vol. 1” which will be a mix of Jazz meets Hip Hop on a trip around the world.
Over the past two years Richmond has played as a featured performer for the Main Street Arts Festival, Denton Jazz Festival, Houston Wine Fest, Houston’s Gospel Heritage Month Concert, McDonald’s Corporation, Howard University, Jarvis Christian College, Paul Quinn College, JC Penney Corporation, Sigma Pi Phi Western Regional Boule, Boy Scouts of America Southwest Regional Gala, Big Brothers Big Sister’s National Conference Gala, Congressional Black Caucus, Department of Labor, AT&T Performing Arts Center Grand Opening, a Latino Military Appreciation Month Dinner, National Association of Negro Business Women’s and Professional Club, multiple National Pan Hellenic Council Greek chapters and performed for many conferences of various music styles, including gospel music for Bishop T.D. Jakes and film music for Steven Forbes.
He also has performed for Governor Candidate Bill White’s Campaign, Congresswomen Sheila Jackson and Eddie Bernice Johnson, The National Anthem at Lone Star Park, Adam’s Morgan Festival, the 2008 and 2009 Dallas City Arts Celebration, Josh Howard Foundation, a Fashion Show for Tyson Beckford, in "Two Jazz Violinists" featuring Richmond Punch and Michael Ward, Boy Scouts of America, Inc., Big Brothers and Sisters, Friendship West Baptist Church, Dallas County Community College District, and United Way in Dallas to name a few. He's performed with musical greats like Marvin Hamlisch and Donnie McClurkin and on program with Yolanda Adams, Israel and New Breed, Clark Sisters, Bishop Paul Morton, Ledisi, and others.
Bishop T.D. Jakes calls Richmond Punch "The Baddest Violinist Around". Steven Forbes says "A job well done! Great music!", and NBC Houston news says "Soothing Music".
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