Saul Richmond-Rakerd

Cello

San Francisco, CA
48 Played at 48 groupmuses!

Saul Richmond-Rakerd

Cello

About

I didn't initially study music in college, but couldn't shake the music bug once I finished up. I went on to study and play music for 2 years in Italy at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and with the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, and completed my Master's in Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I play mostly classical repertoire, and greatly enjoy a variety of settings, from solo to orchestral to chamber, but also play many other genres - wherever a cello can fit in!

Music

Solo: Any of the Bach Suites, Gaspar Cassado's Solo Suite for Cello, Zoltan Kodaly's Solo Suite for Cello, Mark Summer's Julie-O, Gyorgy Ligeti's Solo Suite for Cello, and others

Piano/Cello Duo: Any of the vast range of Cello Sonatas, from Schubert's Arpeggione to any of the Beethoven Sonatas, Chopin or Brahms. I enjoy smaller works too, transcribed song cycles, variations, or sets of folk tunes by Schumann or Tsintsadze, there is a vast body of work to draw on in this category!

Violin/Cello Duo: Z. Kodaly Duo, M. Ravel Duo, Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia, R. Gliere Huit Morceaux, E. Schulhoff Duo

String Trio: Beethoven Trios, Mozart Divertimenti, Schubert Trios, Dohnanyi are all good!

Piano Trio: Any from the Canon are wonderful, though I am partial to Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Dvorak, and Arensky's works - some more contemporary stuff like Cassado's trio and Schoenfield's Cafe Music are great too!

String Quartet - Here too the repertoire is vast, and I love all of it! Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn are heavy hitters here, but I love playing quartets by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Debussy and others too - so much to choose from.

Other bigger ensemble pieces, while played a little more rarely, are great fun - like Brahms' string quintets and sextets, Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence for String sextet, or any of the numerous Piano quartets and quintets by Dvorak, Schumann, Brahms and others.

Videos

Past groupmuses (48)

  • Outdoors

    🎻🎻🎻🎻Sunday Afternoon with a Cello Quartet

    Sunday, Sep 19, 2021 3:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: North Berkeley, Kensington
    • Composers: Bach, Haydn, Galindo, Norris
    • Instruments: Cello quartet
    • Price: Free to reserve, $25+ at event

    Happened almost 3 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Piano and Cello - What Else Do You Need?

    Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 6:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: San Francisco
    • Composers: Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Tsintsadze
    • Instruments: Piano and Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $15+ at event

    Happened over 3 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Sundays in the Muse with Saul!

    Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 3:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: San Francisco
    • Composers: Bach, Cassado, contemporary arrangements
    • Instruments: Solo Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened almost 4 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Cello Duos, From Our House to Yours! (1p PDT)

    Sunday, Apr 5, 2020 1:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: San Francisco
    • Composers: Vivaldi, Gliere, Franchomme, Barrière+!
    • Instruments: Cello Duo
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened about 4 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Livestream Benefit Groupmuse! (Event @ 6p PDT)

    Friday, Mar 20, 2020 6:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: San Francisco
    • Instruments: Cello, Violin, Clarinet
    • Price: Free to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Beige Castle welcomes Abigail Hong!

    Thursday, Mar 5, 2020 7:15 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: East Lake, Oakland
    • Composers: Mozart, Schubert
    • Instruments: String Quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $15+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Brahms and Mendelssohn piano trios

    Thursday, Jan 16, 2020 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Southwest Berkeley, Berkeley
    • Composers: Brahms, Mendelssohn
    • Instruments: Piano Trio
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Brahms and Mendelssohn Trios!

    Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Kensington, CA
    • Composers: Brahms, Mendelssohn
    • Instruments: Piano Trio
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Cole Valley Groupmuse

    Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Cole Valley
    • Composers: Couperin, de Fesch, Popper, Vivaldi
    • Instruments: Cello Duo
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • An Evening of Schubert

    Friday, Nov 22, 2019 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: SoMa, SF
    • Composers: Franz Schubert
    • Instruments: String Quintet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Groupmuse on Friday the 13th - Your Cure for Paraskavedekatriaphobia!

    Friday, Sep 13, 2019 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Kensington, CA
    • Composers: Schumann, Brahms
    • Instruments: Piano Trio
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 5 years ago

  • Last Ever Performance of String Sextet

    Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Dolores Heights, SF
    • Composers: Brahms
    • Instruments: String sextet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 5 years ago

  • Will's P Good Bday

    Friday, Aug 2, 2019 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: SOMA
    • Composers: Barriere, Popper, Franchomme, Couperin
    • Instruments: Cello duo
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 5 years ago

  • Unprecedented String SEXTET overlooking Dolores Park!

    Friday, Jun 28, 2019 7:15 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Dolores Heights, SF
    • Composers: Tchaikovsky, Schoenberg
    • Instruments: String sextet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 5 years ago

  • Telegraph Hill Harmonies

    Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: North Beach, SF
    • Composers: Cassado', Bach
    • Instruments: Solo Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Paul & Vicki's June Concert

    Friday, Jun 7, 2019 7:15 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Lucas Valley
    • Composers: Mendelssohn, Dvorak
    • Instruments: String Quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • The Beige Castle Presents: Flute Quartets!

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: East Lake, Oakland
    • Composers: Mozart, Copland, Jacob, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Art and Music - Part IV

    Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: SoMa, SF
    • Composers: Beethoven, Schubert
    • Instruments: String Quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Czech Out This Juicy Program

    Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: East Lake, Oakland
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • East Meets West - The Reunion!

    Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: The Castro
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago