Purely Classical. Pure Joy.
MSO’s Music on the Hill series features exquisite chamber music performed by some of the greatest musicians from around the world!
The first two concerts will be virtual events, broadcast from this website. Other performances will take place 2:00pm at
Trinity Chapel, Bethany Lutheran College, 700 Luther Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
MUSIC ON THE HILL
New Zealand cellist RICHARD BELCHER joined the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in 2019. He was founding cellist of the Grammy-nominated Enso String Quartet with whom he toured for two decades, performing frequently in many of the great concert halls throughout the world, as well as making several highly acclaimed recordings. In addition to his quartet career, from 2008 Richard has been Principal Cello of ROCO in Houston, TX.
In 2018 the Enso Quartet disbanded, and Richard became Artistic Director of the chamber music series Music on the Hill in Mankato, MN. He continues to be a frequesnt guest at festivals throughout the USA, and is in demand as a teacher and chamber music coach.
Richard moved to the United States in 1998 to study with Aldo Parisot at Yale University, and it is there that he co-founded the Enso Quartet, He is married to Cecilia Belcher, the Assistant Principal 2nd Violin of the Minnesota Orchestra.