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This profile was last updated on 7/24/13  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.


Piano & Celeste

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    President's Own US Marine Band
  • Member
    The Marine Corps Band


  • Master of Music degree
    Memphis State University
  • Bachelor Degree
    Memphis State University
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Web References
Give the Gift of Song…, 24 July 2013 [cached]
Russell Wilson, Richmond Symphony Principal, Quincy and Anne Owen Cole Chair, Piano & Celeste
Richmond Symphony, 1 Nov 2012 [cached]
Russell Wilson Richmond Symphony
Russell Wilson
Principal, Quincy and Anne Owen Cole Chair Piano & Celeste
Russell Wilson, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, is an outstanding classical and jazz pianist who received his B.M. and M.M. degrees from the University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University). Formerly a member of Virginia Union University's music faculty, he now teaches at the University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, performs with the Russell Wilson Quartet, the Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra and was pianist with the Joe Kennedy Quartet.
Wilson enjoys a distinguished career as a solo and chamber performer.
Wilson has performed Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major with the Petersburg Symphony Orchestra; Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major with the Reston Community Orchestra; Duke Ellington's New World a' Comin' with the New River Valley, Richmond Symphony and Arkansas Symphony orchestras. His 2006 performance of Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue with the Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra contained improvisational interludes interlaced with the usual solo passages.
Played by Russell ..., 15 Sept 2012 [cached]
Played by Russell Wilson
In 2010, pianist Russell Wilson won first place in the Carolina Ragtime Competition and second place in the World Championship Old Time Piano Playing contest in Peoria. As a member of the President's Own U.S. Marine Band, he plays music in many styles for public concerts and private events at the White House and throughout the metropolitan area. Trained in classical piano performance, Wilson also has a master's degree in jazz.
Smithsonian Jazz - Jazz Exhibits, Jazz Events, Smithsonian Masterworks Orchestra, Jazz Listserv, Jazz Merchandise, 16 Dec 2010 [cached]
Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson is currently the principal pianist of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and the Richmond Sinfonia, and has accompanied artists such as Mel Tormé, Richard Hayman, and Cab Calloway.
Callaway Family Association - Annual Meetings, 29 April 2006 [cached]
9:00 P.M. Entertainment: Russell Wilson, Classical Pianist, Richmond Symphony
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