Richard studied at the University of Wales, the Royal Academy of Music and the Schola Cantorum, Switzerland. As part of his Master of Arts degree, Richard undertook research into the William Shaw Silver State Trumpets housed in the Jewel House, at the Tower of London.
Richard’s interest in the performance practice of historical brass instruments (including the natural trumpet, keyed bugle, saxhorn, slide trumpet and cornett) has enabled him to work with The Wallace Collection, English Baroque Soloists, Australian Chamber Orchestra, The King’s Consort, Florilegium, Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Dufay Collective, Ex Cathedra, New London Consort, Gabrieli Consort, Opera North, English Touring Opera, Norwegian Opera, Early Opera Company, Alamire, London Pro Arte Baroque, Counterpoint, Meridian Sinfonia and the Musiciens de Louvre – Grenoble.
As well as being a regular performer at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London Richard can be heard on the film sound tracks for Shrek III, The Golden Age and Bedtime Stories.
Richard is a founder member and director the acclaimed sackbut and cornett ensemble QuintEssential as well as a founder member of waits band The City Musick, teaches natural trumpet and cornetto at the Royal College of Music, London and the Birmingham Conservatoire and University of Birmingham.