Richard studied baroque timpani at the
Hochschule for Musik in Munich, Germany. His primary teacher was Peter Sadlo. He
has also had coachings with Reiner Seegers, principle timpanist of the
Berlin Philharmonic. His studies on the hackbrett-cimbalom took
place at the Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium, also in Munich, at the studio of
Birgit Stolzenburg. Richard performs and records regularly with the Aradia Baroque Ensemble,
which he is principle timpanist of, in Toronto, Canada. To date he has recorded five
cds with that group on the Naxos label. He has also performed with
Tafelmusik, Opera Atelier and the Bach Consort, also based out of Toronto.
He has recorded with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, both on disk and
on air, with both Tafelmusik and Aradia.
Recent festival credits include: Grand River Baroque Festival
Recent releases include: Opera Atelier's 'Persee' on the Euro Arts label for
DVD. Aradia Ensemble's 'The Symphonies of William Boyce', for the Naxos label.
This release has won an Editor's Choice award for Grammaphone Magazine with the
recommendation to the 2005 Grammy Awards.