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!