Richard Blackford

Richard Blackford - Headshot

Richard Blackford is one of the foremost concert and media composers in Europe. His concert works are performed regularly around the world and his music for film and television is broadcast frequently in almost every European country.

2020 sees the release of 2 new CDs of Richard’s music: Nimbus Records released his much-acclaimed Pietà in January, and Regent Records releases Prelude and Passacaglia, a commission from the celebrated organist David Hill, in April.  World-renowned tenor Jonas Kaufmann writes of Pietà: "Richard Blackford has created an outstanding choral work: a passionate and personal tribute in memory of all who suffer from violence, suppression and political persecution, which has deeply impressed me. Finally a modern composer who is not afraid of writing beautiful and touching music!"  Pietà receives further performances from the St. Albans Choral Society in St. Alban's Cathedral on April 15th. and from the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus in Winchester Cathedral in July

2020 also saw the premiere of Richard's new musical comedy Wechselspiel der Liebe, a commission from the Komoedietheater im Bayersisher Hof, Munich. The premiere on February 26th., which starred musical-comedy legend Angelika Milster, was received with a great ovation and wonderful reviews, and will play a further sixty performances into April. 

Other highlights of the year are performances of Kalon at the Aberystwyth MusicFest and performances of Mirror Of Perfection, conducted by Paul Spicer and Jonathan Willcocks. 

Richard is a Trustee of Music For Youth, The Bach Choir, the Aberystwyth MusicFest. He is Chairman of The English Music Festival and President of the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus.

He is published by Novello and Nimbus Publishing


Album cover for Richard Blackford' Pietà.