Richard Marshall joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 1984.
He earned a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University as a member of the Vermilion Quartet. Trained first as a violinist, he studied with Itzhak Perlman, Dorothy DeLay and Donald Weilerstein. He attended the Banff Centre of Fine Arts, the Aspen Center of Advanced Quartet Studies and the Aspen Music Festival.
He has coached with members of the Vermeer, Cleveland, Emerson, American and Hungarian quartets, and was featured in a Canadian Film Board documentary on the Banff Centre. Marshall was a semifinalist at the 1982 Portsmouth International String Quartet Competition as first violinist of the Norquay Quartet. He was also a finalist at the 1983 Banff International Quartet Competition as a member of the Vermilion Quartet.
He is an avid teacher and frequent chamber music performer and has taught at the Madeline Island Music Camp. He is a frequent coach for both MYS and GTCYS Youth Symphonies in the Twin Cities.
Richard lives in Plymouth, Minnesota with his wife and is the father of three boys, two of whom he can’t converse with because they are pursuing upper level physics studies, and the other one is a tenor studying at St. Olaf College to be a choral music educator.