RICHARD UTTLEY | PIANO
Noted for the integrity and breadth of his musicianship as soloist, chamber musician and recording artist, Richard won the British Contemporary Piano Competition in 2006 and was represented by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) 2011-2015. He has been recognised for his ‘musical intelligence and pristine facility’ (International Record Review), ‘amazing decisiveness’, and ‘tumultuous performance’ (Ivan Hewett, The Daily Telegraph). Richard has released three solo recital discs to critical acclaim and his playing has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, BBC Two, BBC Four, Classic FM and Sky Arts. Recent highlights include recitals at Auditorium du Louvre, Bridgewater Hall, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Klangspuren Festival, Konzerthaus Berlin and Wigmore Hall, and tours in China and Columbia.
Highlights in 2019 include premiering a new work written for Richard by Kate Whitley, solo recitals at Music on Main festival (Vancouver), the complete Beethoven sonatas for violin and piano with Savitri Grier and Gershwin’s Concerto in F in Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Richard read Music at Clare College, Cambridge, graduating with a double first in 2008, and then studied at Guildhall School with Martin Roscoe. Richard teaches at City University, Guildhall School and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.