Conducting

Orchestral

Richard has been fortunate to work with many of the world’s leading orchestras both in the UK and abroad. Some of these are listed below:

BBC Concert Orchestra
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Cadogan Swing Orchestra
English National Opera Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Opera North Orchestra
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Scottish Concert Orchestra
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
City of Birminham Symphony Orchestra
Hallé
London Musicians' Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra
RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra of Scottish Opera
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Brighton Philarmonic Orchestra
English Chamber Orchestra
London Concert Orchestra
Northern Chamber Orchestra
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Ulster Orchestra
Pro Arte Orchestra
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Orchestre Nationale de Lille
Russian State Symphony Cinema Orchestra (Moscow)
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Wermlands Sinfonia
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Nerit National Symphony Orchestra (Athens)
Orquesta Sinfonica Gran Mariscal (Venezuela)
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
Stockholm Sinfonietta
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Odense Symphony Orchestra
Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
Sonderjyllands Symphony Orchestra
WDR Funkhausorchester (Cologne)

As a regular contributor for 30 years to BBC Radio 2 Friday Night is Music Night, Richard has worked with an extensive list of international artistes including All Saints, Michael Ball, Nicola Benedetti, Alfie Boe, Michael Bublé, Jamie Cullum, Neil Diamond, Deacon Blue, Catrin Finch, Foxes, Maria Friedman, Peter Gabriel, Josh Groban, Ruthie Henshall, Katherine Jenkins, Ronan Keating, Beverley Knight, Stacey Kent, Lulu, Audra MacDonald, Katie Melhua, One Republic, Sir Cliff Richard, Curtis Stigers, Bryn Terfel, Travis, Russell Watson, Hayley Westenra, Sir Willard White and Will Young.

Richard was fortunate to conduct Proms in the Park (Hyde Park) from 2012 to 2019 working with international stars including Alison Balsom, Joseph Callejah, Caro Emerald, Dame Edna Everage, Bryan Ferry, Juan Diego Florez, Sir James Galway, Aida Garifulina, Vittorio Grigolo, The Jacksons, Nigel Kennedy, Gladys Knight, Pumeza Matshikiza, Tim Minchin, Danielle de Niesse and Rufus Wainwright.

In July 2021 Richard made his official Proms debut conducting The Golden Age of Broadway with the BBC Concert Orchestra in the Royal Albert Hall, on BBC Radio 3 and BBC 2 TV.

Richard has also been privileged to conduct many choral ensembles including the BBC Singers, BBC National Chorus of Wales, Royal Choral Society, Maida Vale Singers, Capital Voices, Rock Choir, Metro Voices and London Voices.

Opera

A life-long love of working with singers has included both grand opera and operetta.

The Gondoliers
English National Opera

The Magic Flute
Grange Park Opera, English Chamber Orchestra

Bluebeard
Offenbach, Grange Park Opera, English Chamber Orchestra

The Barber of Seville
Grange Park Opera

Rigoletto
English Touring Opera

The Barber of Seville
Castleward Opera – Ulster Orchestra

The Magic Flute
Central Festival Opera

Madama Butterfly
Central Festival Opera

Die Fledermaus
Carl Rosa Opera

The Merry Widow
Carl Rosa Opera

La Boheme
London City Opera

Madama Butterfly
London City Opera

The Marriage of Figaro
London City Opera

Falstaff
London Opera Players

Tosca
London Opera Players

Cosi fan Tutte
London Opera Players

The Marriage of Figaro
London Opera Players

Music Theatre

Equally at home in the world of music theatre, Richard has many credits as Musical Director in the West End and on tour.

West End

Aspects of love

Carmen Jones

Cats

Follies in concert
London Palladium

Guys and Dolls
RPO, Cadogan Hall

Once on this Island
Olivier award “Best New Musical” 1995

Phantom of the Opera

Sweet Charity
RPO, Cadogan Hall

Top Hat
Musical Supervisor – Olivier award “Best New Musical” 2013


UK

Babes in Arms
Cardiff International Festival

Blitz!
Northern Stage

Bonnie & Clyde
Guildhall

The Gondoliers
Chichester

Grand Hotel
Guildhall

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Chichester

Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Leatherhead

Kiss me Kate!
National Tour – Musical Supervisor

Little Me
Guildhall

Meet me in St Louis
Guildhall

Oklahoma!
Grange Park Opera

Out of this World
Chichester

Promises and Lies
Birmingham – Musical Supervisor

South Pacific
Grange Park Opera

Top Hat
National Tour – Musical Supervisor

Wonderful Town
Grange Park Opera


EUROPE

Shrek the Musical
Wermlands Opera, Karlstad