Richard, a graduate from Royal Holloway, University of London, is an accomplished pianist having twice won the National Urdd Eisteddfod of Wales along with winning the coveted pianist of the festival award. Hehas played across Europe including the British Ambassador’s residence and Church in the Rockin Helsinki. He is a regular accompanist on S4C programmes and is regularly in demand as a session musician with the British Sinfonietta, Welsh Session Orchestra and The Novello Orchestra.
Having been assistant conductor and accompanist with Côr CF1, one of Wales’ most dynamic and successful choirs and vocal coach with the Big Talent school at the Wales Millennium Centre, he became musical director of the Côr y Gleision in September 2010 winning the Mixed Choir competition at theNorth Wales Choral Festival and the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts, and gaining third prize in this year’s National Eisteddfod. He has been a professional piano tutor since the age of 15 and continues to teach privately.
Richard has also worked as a Researcher and Musical Assistant on many television productions andworking as a composer, wrote the music for S4C’s children’s production Herio’r Ddraig, the recent S4C film, Pianissimo and short film Fi a Miss World. He has published many choral works, and his compositions and arrangements are increasingly in demand by choirs from across Wales and beyond.