addition to his career on the concert platform, Richard also plays on non-classical
recordings and film soundtracks.
worked for composers such as Dario Marianelli, Patrick Doyle, Alex Heffes, Christian
Henson, Roque Baņos, Frank Ilfman, Patrick Jonsson and Walter Mair. Most recently,
Richard appears as solo and principal cellist on Patrick Doyle's scores to Kenneth
Branagh's 'Murder on the Orient Express' and 'All Is True'.
profile for some of his credits.
has worked as principal cellist or soloist on albums for many leading musicians
including Radiohead, Celine Dion, Leona Lewis, Tom Odell, Josh Krajcik, Little
Mix, Lisa Stansfield, Ash and Jackie Evancho.
was guest principal cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2009 when they
collaborated with Grizzly Bear and Nico Muhly at the Barbican, was principal cellist
for the 2010 Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium. In 2015, he was
principal for Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's Royal Albert Hall show as part of their
'Cheek To Cheek' tour.
commercial and advertising projects, Richard has recorded on tracks for brands
including Coca-Cola, MasterCard, Ford, Hyundai, Lexus, Virgin Atlantic, Lloyds
Bank, Gillette, M&S, BT, O2, Chase Manhattan, Fig Newtons, Weetabix, Milk Tray,
Halifax, Premier Inn, Thomson, Jaegermeister, Littlewoods, Centerparcs, Specsavers
and the John Lewis Christmas ad, among many others.
first became involved with film projects in 2003 when Dominic Muldowney, who had
already written a solo concert work for Richard to perform at London's South Bank
Centre for the Park Lane Group, invited him to record the cello solos for the
BBC Drama 'Holy Cross'.
playing is hard to
beat for sheer beauty of tone."
Banks, The Strad
Roque Baños and the music team
from Ron Howard's 'In the Heart of the
Abbey Road, 2014
Dario Marianelli, Dustin Hoffman, Richard, violinist Ralph de Souza, and musician
contractor Hilary Skewes after recording the 'Quartet' score