This concert is free and open to the public.
Will Richardson is a cellist and teacher in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Aside from numerous freelance performances in the Twin Cities, 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. He was assistant principal cellist of the National Orchestral Institute and attended the Indiana University Summer Music Festival.
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.
Mr. Richardson is a faculty member of North Star Cello Academy located in Roseville, MN. His teaching experience includes, Bethel University, Hamline University, St. Joseph's School of Music, The College of Saint Benedict, and Ramsey International Fine Arts Center in Minneapolis. He has completed Suzuki Cello Teacher training through the Suzuki Associations of the Americas. Mr. Richardson has served as a judge for various local and national competitions such as WAMSO Young Artist Competition and Thursday Musical Young Artist Competition.
Mr. Richardson plays a cello made by David Folland of Northfield, Minnesota. He uses bows by Roger Zabinski and Bernard Walke.
Dr. Scotty Horey (B.A., M.M.A., D.M.A.) (USA) is a passionate and versatile percussionist, solo artist, and teacher based in the twin cities. He performs locally, nationally and internationally as a solo percussion artist, a percussionist for hire, and is a drums/percussion teacher of all levels: children, teen, college level, and adult students. He is currently Assistant Professor/Lecturer of Percussion at the University of Minnesota-Morris, Principal Percussionist of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, and an active solo performer and clinician as a SABIAN endorsed artist and VIC FIRTH endorsed artist. His strongest passions in music and teaching include classical music, contemporary-classical music, jazz/fusion, solo marimba, mind/body ""holistic"" awareness, and cross cultural understanding, specifically with Latin American countries, where he has become prolific in recent years as a guest artist/teacher.
Notable engagements as featured solo artist include the Marimba 2010 International Festival and Conference, the First Annual International Festival of Percussion Ensembles of Costa Rica, the Federal University of Uberlandia International Percussion Festival in Brazil, the 13th International Percussion Festival Patagonia in Argentina, the 10th International Percussion Festival of FOJI in Santiago de Chile, and the International Percussion Festival Salvador, Brazil, as well as universities and classical concert series around the twin cities area. Visit www.scottyhorey.com.