Saul Richmond-Rakerd

Musician


San Francisco, CA
Cello
17 Followers
48 Played at 48 groupmuses!

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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!

Traditional Repertoire

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

Performed groupmuses (48)

🎻🎻🎻🎻Sunday Afternoon with a Cello Quartet

  • Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 3:00 PM
  • North Berkeley, Kensington Kensington, CA

This groupmuse happened 8 months ago

Piano and Cello - What Else Do You Need?

  • Saturday, October 17, 2020, at 6:30 PM
  • San Francisco

This groupmuse happened over 1 year ago

Sundays in the Muse with Saul!

  • Sunday, August 16, 2020, at 3:00 PM
  • San Francisco

This groupmuse happened almost 2 years ago

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

  • Sunday, April 5, 2020, at 1:00 PM
  • San Francisco

This groupmuse happened about 2 years ago

Livestream Benefit Groupmuse! (Event @ 6p PDT)

  • Friday, March 20, 2020, at 6:00 PM
  • San Francisco San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened about 2 years ago

Brahms and Mendelssohn piano trios

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 7:00 PM
  • Southwest Berkeley, Berkeley

This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Brahms and Mendelssohn Trios!

  • Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Kensington, CA

This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Cole Valley Groupmuse

  • Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • Cole Valley

This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

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

  • Friday, September 13, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Kensington, CA

This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Telegraph Hill Harmonies

  • Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • North Beach, SF San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened almost 3 years ago

Art and Music - Part IV

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • SoMa, SF San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

Czech Out This Juicy Program

  • Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • East Lake, Oakland Oakland, CA

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

More Trios in Kensington!

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Kensington, CA

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Stroe House Concert

  • Friday, December 21, 2018, at 7:30 PM
  • Outer Sunset, SF San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Art and Sounds

  • Sunday, November 11, 2018, at 7:00 PM
  • Bernal Heights, San Francisco

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

A Groupmuse Celebration

  • Friday, November 2, 2018, at 7:30 PM
  • Bernal Heights, SF San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Nopa Cello Solo

  • Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 6:00 PM
  • North of the Panhandle, SF

This groupmuse happened almost 4 years ago

Groupmuse @ Notion

  • Friday, April 6, 2018, at 7:30 PM
  • Mission District, SF San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened about 4 years ago

Two Charming Cellos

  • Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 7:00 PM
  • Dogpatch

This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago

Netflix and Cell(o)

  • Friday, January 19, 2018, at 8:00 PM
  • North of the Panhandle, SF

This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago