Cellist Jessie returning to Spalding with an encore

Cellist Jessie Ann Richardson is coming to the South Holland Centre on Saturday March 7 in the final South Holland Concerts performance of the season.
Cellist Jessie Ann Richardson is coming to the South Holland Centre on Saturday March 7 in the final South Holland Concerts performance of the season.
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A familiar face is making a welcome return to Spalding to bring the curtain down on the 31st season of South Holland Concerts.

Jessie Ann Richardson, cellist with the Piatti String Quartet that performed at South Holland Centre last November, will be starring in her own right on Saturday March 7 at 7.30pm.

Pianist Simon Callaghan is accompanying cellist Jessie Ann Richardson in the final South Holland Concerts performance of the season at Spalding's South Holland Centre on Saturday March 7.

Pianist Simon Callaghan is accompanying cellist Jessie Ann Richardson in the final South Holland Concerts performance of the season at Spalding's South Holland Centre on Saturday March 7.

Since her debut performance in London three years ago, Jessie has established herself as both a soloist and chamber musician giving concerts around the UK and Europe.

Joining Jessie will be pianist Simon Callaghan who, together, will be performing works by Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Bruch.

Like flute player Rosanna Ter-Berg and pianist Leo Nicholson before them, Jessie and Simon are coming to Spalding as part of the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme.

Founded by Hilary Wilson in 1958, the Countess of Munster Trust and Recital Scheme supports young musicians with professional promise by funding their fees, living expenses and underwriting concerts.

The Trust and Recital Scheme both serve as a fitting memorial to Lady Wilson, who died in 1979, by showcasing some of the most promising musicians in the UK.

Jessie studied at the Purcell School for Young Musicians in Hertfordshire from 2000 to 2008 when she moved to the Royal Academy of Music in London.

But the most exciting entry on Jessie’s profile is her time studying under acclaimed American cellist Bernard Greenhouse and Andorran maestro Lluis Claret.

Meanwhile, pianist Simon Callaghan has a junior fellowship at the Royal College of Music in London and teaches at the world-famous Harrow School.

Simon has collaborated with the actors Prunella Scales and Timothy West, as well as English violinist Jack Liebeck, Russian soprano Ilona Domnich and the cellist Raphael Wallfisch.

Tickets for the concert priced £13.50 for adults and £12 for concessions are available from the South Holland Centre box office on 01775 764777.