Known internationally as a teacher and pianist, Richard's solo career began in the early 1970s, with successful London debuts followed by many concerts throughout the UK. His many recordings for the BBC have been wide ranging including both rarities and first performances as well as mainstream repertoire.
A duo formed at the Royal Academy of Music with the pianist Anne Shasby also found immediate success after Wigmore Hall and South Bank debuts with TV, Henry Wood Promendate concerts, appearances at all the major London venues and many broadcasts continuing for the remainder of the decade; performing and recording almost the entire repertoire for two pianists. A later partnership with the pianist Martin Jones begain in the 1980s and also led to many concerts in the UK and overseas as well as further broadcasts and recordings of repertoire for two pianos.
Over a long and varied career, Richard has worked with many distinguished instrumentalists and singers and has led the Keyboard Department at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama since 1996.