Since graduating from London’s Royal Academy of Music in 1998 Richard has appeared as guest principal tuba with many of the UK’s finest Orchestra’s including the BBC Concert & Scottish Symphony Orchestras, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra. Off the stage (or rather under it!), Richard has also appeared in the orchestra pit with both the English National Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet Orchestras as well as off stage for English National Opera.
Richard’s theatre credits include Chicago (Adelphi Theatre, London), Tales from the Vienna Woods, London Assurance, Captain of Köpenick (National Theatre) and The Golden Ass (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre). In the studio, he has recorded for film and television, plus a wide range of other music as diverse as computer game soundtracks for Atari through to operas for Chandos with Sir Charles Mackerras and the Philharmonia.
A brass teacher for over 20 years he has taught all levels from beginner through to Conservatoire level and is currently head of brass at Westminster School with whom their first brass CD In Sono Tubae was recorded last year.
Away from the tuba Richard manages to combine his love of travel with that of the underwater world as a fully qualified Master Scuba Diver. He is also a keen cyclist and runner.