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Richard John

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 the late Yonty Solomon and composition with Edwin Roxburgh and Kenneth Hesketh. He graduated from the RCM in July 2004. Richard's compositional output consists of solo, vocal, ensemble and choral music. His music is published at and by Canasg, and Lassus Publications. A Whisperings Artist, his debut solo piano album of his own music entitled 'Passing Thoughts' was released in March 2010. He released his sixth album ‘tristesse’ in December 2017 His book 'You Can Create! 24 Ways To Unlock Your Creative Potential' was published in August 2016 followed by 'Think It! Make It!' in March 2018. He is piano tutor at The Music Academy, Neath College, and is arranger for the newly reformed Black Mountain Chorus of Wales.