Richard P John

Richard P John


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Born in Neath, South Wales in 1981, Richard began playing the piano in 1993. From 1996-2000 he studied with Miss Mary Rees, furthering his studies in 2000 at the Royal College of Music, London, studying piano with Yonty Solomon and composition with Edwin Roxburgh and Kenneth Hesketh. He graduated from the RCM in July 2004. Richard has performed extensively at a range of venues including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, and at Buckingham Palace. He has made many television appearances and has worked with a wide variety of performers, including Max Bygraves, Isla St. Clair, Sir Willard White and Geri Halliwell, Richard's compositional output consists of solo, vocal, ensemble and choral music. He has scored the soundtrack to several independent films. A Whisperings Artist, his debut solo piano album of his own music entitled 'Passing Thoughts' was released in March 2010 followed by 'November' in November 2010, 'Echoes' in November 2011 and 'Seasons in Flight' in April 2013. His fifth album 'The Last Days of Summer was released' in September 2015 and was nominated for Classical Album of the Year at 'tristesse', was released in December 2017. His latest album 'Flow' was released in March 2019. He is the author of 'You Can Create!' and Think It! Make It!'. Richard is piano tutor at The Music Academy, Neath College, and is arranger for the newly reformed Black Mountain Chorus of Wales.