Only two weeks after Richards visit to Switzerland as an adjudicator for the Swiss National Brass Band Championships, he was there again this time visiting Brass Band Berner Oberland as their guest soloist. Below is a review of Richards visit by their conductor, Corsin Tuor.
To be invited to adjudicate a National Brass Band Championship is an honour, and at the end of November, Richard flew to Montreux to adjudicate Switzerland's finest.
Quoted at the Black Dyke Brass Arts Festival, the internationally acclaimed maestro Elgar Howarth described Richard as "the most outstanding cornet player this country has ever produced."
Richard is currently Principal Cornet of the world famous Black Dyke Band, a position that is heralded as the "hottest seat in banding." Previously Principal Cornet for ten years with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Richard fulfilled his childhood ambition and followed in the footsteps of some of his cornet heroes and move d to the Queensbury based band in January 2006.
As a respected and devoted teacher, Richard is a cornet tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music and Birmingham Conservatoire. He is a regular tutor for the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and the International Brass Band Summer School. read more
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