Richard is a composer based in Bristol, UK.
Commissions include a full length opera (The Hidden Valley) and an opera for children (My Perfect World), both for Welsh National Opera, a dance piece for National Dance Company of Wales (Recovered Visions), a choral piece to mark the reopening of the Colston Hall, a 70-minute community opera for Welsh National Opera and a choral song for Opera North. His music has received national and international performances by musicians including BBC Singers, Juice, Kungsbacka Trio, Mikhail, Delta Saxophone Quartet, Bristol Ensemble and Bristol Cathedral Choir. Richard has written and recorded scores for feature-length and short films and works on innovative collaborative projects with film-makers, writers and artists.
Richard curated and directed Elektrostatic, an acclaimed new music series at the Colston Hall and Arnolfini for many years and is a guest composition lecturer at Bristol University. He regularly leads education projects with many of the major international musicians and groups, including Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Eighth Blackbird, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Manchester Camerata, London Sinfonietta, Philharmonia and Music Theatre Wales.
He is featured in Minute of Listening: https://www.minuteoflistening.org/contributor/richard-barnard/