Richard Blackford
Composer

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 world-renowned organist David Hill, in April.  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. 

2020 also sees 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 stars 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, and he is Chairman of The English Music Festival.

He is published by Novello and Nimbus Publishing

Pietà

Album cover for Richard Blackford' Pietà.

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