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28 May 2015, 8pm

“Ghosts & Mirrors, is an engrossing selection with a tendency towards, as the title implies, shadows and reflection”

Simon Cummings, 5:4

Lindberg: Piano Jubilees
Thomas Adès’: Mazurkas
Matthew Kaner: New Work
Judith Weir: Day Break Shadows Flee
Gérard Pesson: Ambre nous resterons

Richard Uttley

Watch the Ghosts & Mirrors album launch showreel here.

Richard has been recognised for his ‘musical intelligence and pristine facility’ (International Record Review) and featured as a Rising Star in BBC Music Magazine. His 2010 London début, in the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room, was described by The Times as ‘a brilliant recital’. He was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2011. His awards include 1st prizes in the Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition 2010 and the British Contemporary Piano Competition 2006, as well as the Myra Hess Scholarship 2009. He has recorded two critically-acclaimed recital discs and commissioned works from composers including Timothy Jackson, Mark Simpson and Chris Willis. Composers he has played to include Thomas Adès, Louis Andriessen, Sally Beamish, Brian Ferneyhough and Robin Holloway.

Richard graduated from Clare College, Cambridge in 2008 with a Double First in Music. He was awarded a Distinction in his Master’s and Artist Diploma at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, studying with Martin Roscoe, and held a Fellowship there 2010-2012. He previously studied with Ian Buckle (for ten years), and attended the Junior School of the Royal Northern College of Music. He has been resident at The Banff Centre, Canada, and attended the chamber music course at the Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele in Germany. He has played orchestral piano with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and their contemporary music group, Ensemble 10:10. His concerto repertoire includes works by Beethoven, Brahms, Gershwin, Grieg, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Poulenc, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky.

Richard is a trustee of New Dots, a charity promoting contemporary music.