Amy Barlowe, Founder

Miles Richardson


Miles plucked his first cello string at age eleven, and began private lessons at age fourteen, inspired by a live performance of a cello concerto with orchestra. He soon became first chair cello of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, and shortly after, moved to Georgia where he became principal cello of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, and also sat principal in the Georgia All State Orchestra, the Transylvania Symphony Orchestra at Brevard Music Center in North Carolina, and was national first runner up in the MTNA national chamber music competition.
After studying music performance at Columbus State University in Georgia, Miles moved to Ohio, where he is currently principal cellist of the Akron and Ashland Symphony Orchestras. He also enjoys teaching private lessons to many gifted students.
Miles is extremely thankful for his teachers Martha Gerschefski, Larry LeMaster, Kathy Kee, Hans Schmettau, and Michael Coren, for sharing their knowledge and expertise. Miles plays an unnamed German cello (Bertha) made around 1880.