Richard was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music where he won the Eugene Croft Solo Double-Bass Prize, and went on to do the post-graduate Jazz course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since then, he has been in demand as classical, studio and jazz musician appearing at venues from Ronnie Scott’s to The Royal Opera House. Richard has worked with artists including The Dixie Chicks, Jamie Cullum, Nitin Sawney and Shirley Bassey and he is regularly invited to play electric bass with ensembles such as the London Symphony Orchestra and The Philharmonia.
Richard was a member of the improvising string quintet ‘Basquiat Strings’ which was nominated for a Mercury award in 2007. During the past 5 years, he has been busy in London’s top studios recording film scores and working with artists such as Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, and Kanye West. He is currently working with the operatic baritone Simon Keenlyside performing jazz standards to opera fans across Europe.
The London Tango Quintet brings together five outstanding musicians to play the music of Piazzolla, Troilo and other giants of Argentinian tango.
Formed in 2007 by violinist, David Juritz, the quintet has made numerous appearances in music festivals and concert halls around the UK. With five acclaimed soloists as its members, the London Tango Quintet doesn’t limit itself to tango but includes a wide range of music, from the baroque to contemporary in its programmes.