Saul Richmond-Rakerd


San Francisco, CA
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42 Played at 42 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.


Performed groupmuses (42)

Beluga Whales on Broderick

  • Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 8:00 PM
  • Western Addition, San Francisco San Francisco, CA

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This groupmuse happened about 4 years ago

Groupmuse on Sunday, October 11

  • Sunday, October 11, 2015, at 6:00 PM
  • Hayes Valley, San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, CA

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This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago