Teresa Richardson, cellist, is Assistant Principal of the Minnesota Opera and is an active freelance musician in the Twin Cities area. Teresa has performed in many orchestras, including the Minnesota Orchestra, Evansville Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, National Repertory Orchestra, Mill City Summer Opera, and Duluth Superior Symphony. She appeared as soloist with orchestra performing concertos by Elgar, Haydn and Saint-Saens, Boccherini and Vivaldi.
Fulfilling a strong passion for teaching, Teresa is on the faculty at North Star Cello Academy and MacPhail Center for Music, and has taught at University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, St. Joseph’s School of Music, and Affetti Festival in Anchorage, Alaska. She completed Suzuki Method training with Pamela Devenport, Jean Dexter, Barbara Wampner, Beth Cantrell, Melissa Kraut, and Carey Beth Hockett.
Originally from Clifton, Virginia, Teresa began her study of the cello at age nine through Fairfax County Public Schools. Teresa earned Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees in cello performance from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where she graduated with high distinction. Her past instructors include Janos Starker, Emilio Colon, Helga Winold, Loran Stephenson, Barbara van Patten, and Anne Rupert.
Lakes Area Music Festival
715 Laurel Street
Brainerd MN 56401
Hours: T, W, F 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.