Richard Noyes, assistant principal cello
Where did you grow up? Portland, ME
What instrument do you play? Cello
Educational background: Early cello studies in Portland with Katherine Graffam. Other primary cello teachers: David Wells, Paul Olevsky, Bernard Greenhouse, Raya Garbousova, Harvey Shapiro. Undergrad performance degree from State University of NY/Albany, Master’s performance degree from Univ. Maine/Orono, Maine public school teaching certification.
Began with the PSO: I performed first with the PSO as Portland High School student during my junior and senior years! Officially began as assistant principal cello Sept. 1983.
Any non-musical hobbies? Avid swimmer/walker (especially near the ocean) and ‘square-inch’ gardener. Travel. Sharing a good bottle of wine with friends and family.
What is your favorite music? Bach/St. Matthew Passion, Bartok/Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste and too many pieces of chamber music to mention here.
Do you teach? If so, how can people get in touch with you? My wife Clorinda and I own and operate Noyes Suzuki Studios. We provide private lessons and group classes for over 50 cello and violin students throughout the school year and during the summer.
Ensemble: I am the founder/director and one of many performers for ENCORE!. Along with family members and many PSO colleagues we perform engagements throughout Maine all year long.