Robert Richardson Jr.
Mr. Richardson teaches and conducts at Suzuki workshops, Institutes and music festivals on a regular basis throughout North America and beyond. In the summer of 2015 he will be teaching at the European Suzuki conference in Davos, Switzerland. Robert has been a guest presenter and an invited guest speaker at the Suzuki Association of the Americas Teachers’ conference and Leadership retreats. Along with maintaining an extensive violin and viola studio in the Suzuki Talent Education Program at Brandon University’s Eckhardt-Grammatté Conservatory of Music, he also conducts string orchestras and coaches chamber music. Mr. Richardson is the director of the Brandon Suzuki Summer Institute, which includes a quartet exchange program uniting young musicians from across Canada. Robert performs regularly on both violin and viola in numerous chamber ensembles including the Brandon Chamber Players of which he is a founding member. As well Robert teaches for an inner city school Community Outreach Suzuki Program with over 30 students using teaching materials translated into numerous languages. He has served on the board and on committees for the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers Association and the Festival of the Arts both locally and provincially.