Richard Harwood has performed concerti and recitals in major venues including Londonâ€™s Royal Albert Hall, all of the South Bank Centre venues, Wigmore Hall, Musikverein (Vienna), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Thomaskirche (Leipzig) and the Auditorium du Louvre (Paris).
As concerto soloist, Richard has collaborated with conductors such as John Wilson, Okko Kamu, Marko Letonja, Douglas Bostock, En Shao, Shuntaro Sato and Yehudi Menuhin. He has Been a soloist with numerous orchestras including the Philharmonia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia and the Ural Philharmonic.
As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with the Jerusalem and Endellion Quartets, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Olivier Charlier, Benjamin Schmid, Alena Baeva, Ilya Gringolts, Pekka Kuusisto, Vilde Frang, Chen Halevi, Julian Bliss, Martin Roscoe, Leon McCawley, Gottlieb Wallisch and Julius Drake, amongst others.
Richardâ€™s discography includes a critically acclaimed debut disc for EMI Classics, recorded with pianist Christoph Berner and Composing Without The Picture, a solo album of concert works written by film composers, on Resonus. In addition, Richard can be seen and heard in Phil Grabskyâ€™s documentary In Search of Beethoven which was broadcast on Sky Arts and shown in cinemas worldwide.
Richard plays a â€˜cello by Francesco Rugeri, dated 1692.