Local Cello Sensation on From the Top

Photo by Mary Richardson

(Photo by Mary Richardson)

A former Classical 90.5 Young Artist Competition winner will appear on this week’s episode of From the Top (Sundays at 6 pm). Louisvillian Anne Richardson, cello, who has also appeared on Classical 90.5’s Lunchtime Classics program, will perform as part of the Alumni Finale Trio. Ms. Richardson was part of the trio while she attended summer classes at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Anne is finishing her time in the pre-college program at The Julliard School in New York City for music, drama and dance. She is giving her senior recital in May in Juilliard’s Morse Hall. Ms. Richardson’s future options are wide open as she has recently been accepted into Colburn, New England Conservatory, and Juilliard. Anne has appeared on From the Top previously.

Enjoy this video of Anne performing part of Samuel Barber’s Cello Concerto.

Anne Richardson

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Classical 90.5′s live music program, Lunchtime Classics, is on summer hiatus. In the meantime, we’ll look back at some notable past performers.

Sixteen-year-old cellist Anne Richardson is a veteran performer on WUOL’s Lunchtime Classics and a past winner of the Classical 90.5 Young Artist Competition. Anne made her solo debut at age ten with the Louisville Orchestra and has gone on to perform with the Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, Bryan Symphony Orchestra, and Massapequa Philharmonic.

Anne is currently enrolled in the Juilliard School Pre-College Division as a student of Richard Aaron. She recently won the Juilliard Pre-College Cello Concerto Competition and then she made her solo debut at Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater with the Pre-College Symphony.

Enjoy this past performance from Lunchtime Classics:

And here’s a video from Ms. Richardson playing the first concerto by Saint-Saens.

Elgar’s Concerto

One of Elgar’s final works, his cello concerto, was launched into popular favor through Jacqueline du Pré in the 1960s. Alisa Weilerstein recorded the concerto for a new disc released last year. Tomorrow you can hear Anne Richardson perform it in our Performance Studio (with pianist Deborah Dierks) at noon!