Will Richardson is a cellist and teacher in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. He has performed with the Mill City Summer Opera, American Ballet Theater, Duluth-Superior Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic, Owensboro Symphony, Marion Philharmonic, and the Richmond Symphony, among many others. Aside from numerous classical performances, he has also performed with many internationally known pop acts. Past solo performances include Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos with the Century College Orchestra as well as the complete cello sonatas of Bohuslav Martinů. He is a Performing Artist member of Thursday Musical.
Mr. Richardson completed his undergraduate and performer diploma degrees at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where his primary teachers were Helga Winold and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. He studied baroque cello with Christine Kyprianides. While at Indiana University, he was awarded the Eva Heinitz Scholarship, Dean’s Award, Merit Scholarship, and the Faculty Music Award. He was assistant principal cellist of the National Orchestral Institute and attended the Indiana University Summer Music Festival.
Mr. Richardson is a co-founder and faculty member of North Star Cello Academy located in Roseville, MN, and instructor of cello at Century College in White Bear Lake, MN His teaching experience includes, Bethel University, Hamline University, St. Joseph’s School of Music, and the College of Saint Benedict.
He has completed Suzuki Cello Teacher training through the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Mr. Richardson has served as a judge for various local and national competitions such as WAMSO Young Artist Competition, Thursday Musical Young Artist Competition, and Mary West Competition