Cellist Richard Belcher Appointed in Minnesota
New Zealander Richard Belcher, founding cellist of Grammy-nominated Enso String Quartet, has been appointed to The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) in Minnesota, the Violin Channel reports.
A graduate of Yale University, where he studied with Aldo Parisot, Belcher previously served as principal cellist with Houston’s River Oaks Chamber Orchestra.
“He’s a beautiful cellist and musician, and we feel very fortunate that he has chosen to join the SPCO …” ensemble principal Cellist Julie Albers said.
“He has a rich and varied musical background including tons of chamber music – which is a true asset for our group,” Albers said.
Belcher has taken part in many live and pre-recorded radio and internet broadcasts in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
He moved to the United States in 1998.
Original article by The Violin Channel, July 26, 2019.