"A pianist of discretion and masterly control" - Westfalische Rundschau

Richard is an acclaimed soloist. He has twice performed concertos with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by David Parry at the Barbican centre, London; toured the Pacific rim as concerto soloist with the Philharmonia Virtuosi; made four international tours with the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and performed with the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, broadcast live to 38 countries.

Richard also plays a wide range of recital repertory in venues across the U.K. as well as in more than a dozen countries abroad. A new recording of Schubert and Schumann is soon to be released. He was a semi-finalist in the Leeds International Competition at the age of 19 and went on to win prizes at other international competitions including the Rubenstein and Tchaikovsky competitions.

Richard made his first concerto appearance at the age of 10. After studying with Beate Popperwell, and with Michael Young at Wells Cathedral School, Richard went on to read Music at King’s College, Cambridge. At age 17, Richard spent the first of five summers as Artist-in-Residence at Aspen Music Festival, Colorado. Later he studied for several years with Elisso Virssaladze at the Moscow Conservatory.

Chamber Music is central to Richard’s musical life. He was awarded the accompianist’s prize at the Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition. As pianist with the Salzburg Hyperion Ensemble, he has performed in numerous countries and he has also joined the renowned Dorian Wind Quintet on three U.S. tours. Richard has frequently performed with Trio d’Archi di Praga and joined the Czech Nonet for extensive tours during their 85th anniversary season.

Richard has recently released CDs with Austrian Gramophone, Naxos and a new recording of music for the Clavicytherium, on an instrument made by Sir Curtis Price. Details can be found on the CD release page. 

Richard serves on the piano faculty at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He lives in the mountains of North Wales with his partner and their two young daughters.