Richard Hunter creates immersive high production orchestral music delivering a vivid and diverse experience for listeners. Using both orchestral and contemporary instruments, he fuses traditional scoring, sound design, and electronica to create a lively sound. A graduate from Bimm (Tech Music School), Richard uses his experience with film composers Patrick Doyle and Tom Howe to deliver a modern and professional dynamic.
Richard Hunter was born in Glasgow, UK and moved to London in 2009 to study music. A multi–Instrumentalist, he gained an BMus (Hons) Degree in Music with Bimm (Tech Music School) in association with the University of West London and London College of Music, studying under composers/ producers Adam Bird and Kevin Webster. After graduating in 2012, Richard has had experience observing and assisting with award winning composer Patrick Doyle and television composer Tom Howe. Experiencing the development of Sony’s platformer game “Puppeteer” at Patrick Doyles Shepperton Studios and various television adverts at Tom Howes studio in London, composing orchestral and media work became a bigger part of Richard’s writing process. Now with his own music studio at creative hub Hayburn Studios, Richard aims to provide fresh, versatile and creative musical works to suit the needs of developers. Using both authentic and virtual instruments in his studio, Richard also uses current industry production techniques to create immersive and compelling musical work.
As a bassist has had a wide range of experience as a touring musician with various contemporary bands, session work, studio recording, festivals and cruises. He has co-produced a number of albums and uses this knowledge gained from these experiences and from current production work to his music. Richard has played in the Glasgow Strings Orchestra (2007-2008), performing double bass for various Classical and Baroque pieces lead by conductor Andrew Morris at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD).
Additionally, he has gained a masters diploma in Music Education with the University of Edinburgh and has taught music to various education centres across Scotland and United States. Additionally, he has created and lectured a NQ Sound Reinforcement course at Glasgow Clyde College.
You can read an interview with Richard by music library Cinephonix here.
Bridget Marsden & Leif Ottosson are two rising young stars of the Swedish folk scene. Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Mountain Meeting in 2015 the duo have become known for innovative interpretations of Nordic folk music. They invite the listener into a musical world where original compositions are mixed with traditional material, moving adeptly between atmospheric improvisation, tight melody playing and filmic soundscapes. Meet the violin and the accordion in a way that will surprise even the most dedicated folk music listener.
Barber Eassay for Orchestra No. 2
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A Major, “Italian”
North meets South: and on a January afternoon in Glasgow, who couldn’t do with a bit of sunshine? Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony begins with a little explosion of sunlight and joy – music that sings, dances and simply lies back and soaks up the rays. Conductor Patrycja Pieczara flies us south this lunchtime. It’ll make a colourful contrast to Samuel Barber’s moody mini-masterpiece and adopted Glaswegian Oliver Searle’s entertaining musical stroll down our very own Sauchiehall Street!
Robert Saxton – Invocation, Dance and Meditation
Arvo Pärt – Spiegel im Spiegel
Edwin Roxburgh – Monologue
Rory Boyle – Reeling
Huw Watkins – Fantasy
Howard Blake – Prelude from Benedictus
Takemitsu – A Bird came down the Walk
Thomas Adès – Darkness Visible
Robert Hugill – Three pieces from the Book
of Common Prayer
Paul Patterson – Elegiac Blues
Recognised for her qualities as a soloist and chamber musician, Rosalind Ventris is emerging as one of the most sought-after young violists internationally, receiving five prizes at the 2013 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition. James Willshire also performs internationally as soloist and chamber musician, and appears regularly at the major UK concert halls.
Fraser Langton clarinet | Rosalind Ventris viola | James Willshire piano
Francaix Trio for clarinet, viola and piano | Mozart Keglestatt Trio | Rory Boyle Di tre re ed io
Trio Dramatis are an exciting and committed ensemble who have commissioned the Rory Boyle work being played today. It’s worth forming an ensemble just to be able to play Mozart’s wonderful Kegelstatt Trio, and composers such as Schumann and Bruch also wrote for the medium. The repertoire has vastly expanded in the 20th century, and the Boyle piece (the title means ‘Three Ds and me’, which might give you a clue as to the theme!) is varied and exciting, with very rapid interactions between the instruments while remaining emotionally powerful and not difficult to follow. The trio have recorded this piece on a Rory Boyle disc, and it’s definitely worth checking out. Francaix provides his usual mix of lively French frivolity with mildly twisted harmonies to set the recital off to a fizzing start.
With supporting songs from Cardiff Canton Singers led by
This is a charity night in aid of Care & Repair Cymru – Improving homes, Changing lives.
Tickets are £7 (£5 for concessions), and can be purchased on the door
BBC Singers, conducted by Michael Bawtree
Programme to feature Tales from the Marsh by Rory Boyle
Glasgow University Chapel Choir, Massed Choir, organist TBC
Programme to include Rory Boyle – 3 Faces in The Crowd (Piano Trio No. 3)
The Rembrandt Trio