Richard Deering studied in London with Frank Merrick and Peter Wallfisch and his engagements, which have been in remote villages as well as major cities, have taken him to more than 90 countries worldwide. He has also given television and cruise-liner performances of lighter music linked with anecdotes and "chat".
As an accompanist, Richard has worked with Brian Rayner Cooke, James Blades, Robert Tear and Martine McCutcheon, while also being a member of the 4 piano ensemble - Piano40 - and worked as a keyboard player for shows.
Recognised as an authority on British music through his lectures, concerts, broadcasts, recordings and writings, he has been entrusted with many first performances by leading composers including, Malcolm Arnold, Thomas Wilson, Edward Gregson, Arnold Cooke, Edward McGuire and Brian Chapple. Many composers have written especially for him and he has commissioned several new works. In 1981 he was elected a member of the Royal Philharmonic Society for "distinguished services to British music," while in 2006 he was given the Trinity College London Chairman's Award for services to musical education assessment, and in 2012 was elected a Fellow of the British & International Federation of Festivals.
As a teacher, Richard has held positions at the London College of Music, Trinity College of Music, Middlesex University, Cambridge University, Auckland University and the State University of New York.
£ 50.00 Pounds Per Hour
Recital and Concerto fees are negotiable.