Richard Craig – 10 April 2014

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Born in Glasgow, Richard studied flute at the RSAMD with Richard Blake and Sheena Gordon, continuing his studies with the assistance of a Dewar Award, with Mario Caroli at the Conservatoire National de Strasbourg.

Formative experiences include working with composers Brian Ferneyhough, James Dillon and Helmut Lachenmann. He has been invited to perform with groups such as musikFabrikKlangforum Wien and ELISION, embarking on several tours with these groups to festivals such as Venice Biennale, Festival d’automne, UltraSchall, Maerzmusik and Wittener Musiktage.

Richard has recorded for the BBC, WDR Cologne, YLE Finland, Radio France, Radio Nacional de España, Swedish Radio, ARTE, Icelandic RUV and WERGO. In April 2011 his solo disc inward was released on the Metier label, featuring works by Ferneyhough, Sciarrino alongside premiere recordings of Barrett, Bång, Karski, Johnson and Croft. His latest cd release is of his own compositions entitled Amp/Al. Richard also lectures on the post-graduate performance program at Huddersfield University.


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