Richard Nye

Richard's career as a composer spans more than thirty years from his early days as a chorister at Gloucester Cathedral.

His instrumental and choral works have been performed by musicians throughout the world, recorded on CD and published.

In recent years Richard has collaborated with British artists including Eric James Mellon, Nicholas Jones and Erica Sharpe. In 2009 he discovered Annunciation, a painting by the American artist and sculptor, John Collier. Richard wrote a piece for two voices, oboe (flute, clarinet and recorder have also been used) and piano based on John's painting.

Richard received his South Bank debut in 2001 with his work 8 'til Late for 8 hands on 2 pianos. This work was later included on the 2003 CD by Piano40 (Regent Records). The work was performed again at the South Bank in 2013 and in Germany later that year.

In 2013 Richard received his Wigmore Hall debut with This Marvellous Machine, for 8 hands on 1 piano, and his New York premiere with Bucca, a 'micro-opera' for soprano and piano. Other experimental works have included the one note piano piece Underworld, which was performed by Juan María Solare at Theatersaal of the University of Bremen on 24th June 2014.

Richard also provided an orchestral score for Michał Socha's animated short, Icarus.

In 2016 Edge of the World won a Gorsedh Kernow Award and in 2018 Richard returns to the SBC, London for the world premiere of of his multi-hand piano work Tronow.

Richard's music is published by Lighthouse Music Publications, Cascade Music, Andresier Editions and Canasg Choral Music Publishers.

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