Teresa Richardson, cellist, is Assistant Principal of the Minnesota Opera. Teresa has performed in many orchestras, including the Minnesota Orchestra, Mill City Summer Opera, Evansville Philharmonic, and Fort Wayne Philharmonic. She has performed with Bakken Trio, The Musical Offering, Zeitgeist, VocalEssence, and onstage as soloist with the St. Paul Ballet. Teresa appeared as soloist with orchestra performing concertos by Elgar, Haydn, Saint-Saens, and Boccherini. Fulfilling a strong passion for teaching, Teresa is on the faculty at North Star Cello Academy and has taught at MacPhail Center for Music and University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. Teresa earned Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees in cello performance from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where she graduated with high distinction under the instruction of Janos Starker, Emilio Colon, and Helga Winold.