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Faculty of Music

 

Biography

Richard is passionate about early music and performance practice. He has contributed articles in Early Music, Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle and the Journal of Musicology, has presented papers at the MedRen Conference, and has also acted as an anonymous peer reviewer.

As a performer on historical flutes, Richard has played in festivals in the UK (e.g. Spitalfields Music Festival, Cambridge Early Music, etc.) and across Europe in various groups with artists like Joanne Lunn, Ulrike Hofbauer, Jan Kullmann, Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, Baptiste Romain, Thomas Dunford, René Genis and Thilo Hirsch. He has also participated in live chamber music broadcasts for Swiss national radio (DRS2 and Espace 2) and has taught historical ensembles at Birmingham Conservatoire. On modern flute, he was a national semi-finalist in BBC Young Musicians and qualified as one of three British flautists for the Tunbridge Wells International Music Competition.

Richard completed musicology degrees at Oxford University and King’s College London, studied historical flutes and recorder at the Schola Cantorum in Basel and holds an LRSM in modern flute.  

Research

Provisional PhD title: ‘The Performance of Minnesang (c.1200–c.1340): Literary Evidence, Iconography and Music’

Supervisors: Dr Sam Barrett (Faculty of Music) and Dr Mark Chinca (Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages).

Publications

Key publications: 

 

Peer-review articles

“‘With sound of lute and pleasing words’: the lute song and voice types in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England”, Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle, 52 (2021), forthcoming.

“‘A Perfect-full harmonie’: Pitch, tuning and instruments in the music of the Elizabethan and Jacobean mixed consort”, Early Music, 47/2 (2019), 199–223.

Syrena, ciecòla, monocordum and clavicembalum: The case for stringed keyboards in late Trecento and early Quattrocento Italy”, Early Music, 45/4 (2017), 511–525.

“The Faenza Codex: The case for solo organ revisited”, The Journal of Musicology, 34/4 (2017), 610–646.

Other publications: 

Additional book and CD reviews for Early Music.