Television and on-stage performances throughout the world have won Richard Deering a reputation as one of Britain’s leading – and most entertaining – soloists and lecture-recitalists.
He studied in London with Frank Merrick and Peter Wallfisch and his engagements, which have been in remote villages as well as major cities, have taken him to more than 90 countries worldwide. Recognised as an authority on British music through his lectures, concerts, broadcasts, recordings and writings, he has been entrusted with many first performances by leading composers of the calibre of Malcolm Arnold, Thomas Wilson, Edward Gregson, Edward McGuire and Brian Chapple. Many composers have written especially for him and he has commissioned several new works. In 1981 he was elected a member of the Royal Philharmonic Society for “distinguished services to British music,” while in 2006 he was given the Trinity College London Chairman’s Award for services to musical education assessment. In 2012, he was elected a Fellow of the British & International Federation of Festivals, along with just three others, for his adjudication work.
Apart from solo and lecture-recitals, he is very busy as an accompanist, and has also given lighter programmes of music and ‘chat’ for several television stations and on cruise liners. He is a founder member of PIANO40 (8 hands – 2 pianos). Use the contact address below for availability and details.
Richard Deering has considerable experience as a teacher, and has also served on competition juries throughout the British Isles as well as International and National Competitions in Canada, Trinidad, South Africa, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
Since 2000, he has also been responsible for setting the higher grade and diploma syllabi for the worldwide examinations of Trinity College, London.
“An exciting pianist . . .” – Malcolm Arnold
“The bravura of the Liszt was delivered with panache and the depth of comprehension in the modern works was compelling.” – The Daily Telegraph
“A born romantic artist . . .” – Sun Herald, Sydney
“Performances of great sensitivity . . .” – Irish Times
“A convincing advocate for all forms of modern British music.” – The Gramophone
“Deering’s recital was a welcome relief from the more verbose concerts to which we are used . . .” – Hong Kong Standard
“An artist of maturity . . .” – Het Parool, Amsterdam
“Deering’s performances are poetic and persuasive.” – EPTA (European Piano Teachers’ Association) magazine review of the CD of Carey Blyton’s piano music
“You are the only person who has played my piano music with a real sense of my musical intentions” – John Paynter
Richard Deering has recorded commercially for several labels in the UK and Japan.
Mediterranean Inspired is a collection of the music of Charles Camilleri and is issued on MaxSound MSCB 62.
His acclaimed recording of the piano music of Carey Blyton is available on Apollo Sound ASCD 204.
Principle Teaching Posts
1979-86 Avery Hill College of Education
1983-86 London College of Music
1986-91 Middlesex Polytechnic (Trent Park)
1995/6 1991 Visiting Guest Lecturer, Trinity College, Dublin
1990/91 Visiting Guest Lecturer, State University of New York
1996 onwards – Visiting Professor, Trinity College of Music, London
Please visit www.uk-piano.org
Performing and Touring
February 2018 Cork
March 2018 Glasgow
April 2018 Pontefract
May 2018 Purcell Room with Piano40
May 2018 English Music Festival
(recital to acknowledge Eddie McGuire’s 70th birthday and the 100th anniversary of Parry’s death)
June 2018 Horsham
July 2018 Jury member for Norah Sande Award (Eastbourne)
July 2018 Con Brio Festival (Mumbai)
August 2018 Festival of the Arts (Singapore)
February 2017 Fairfield Halls, Croydon
March 2017 Doncaster, Bath, Exeter (Sterndale Bennett 4th Concerto)
July 2017 member of judging panel for the Norah Sande Award in Eastbourne
August 2017 Con Brio Festival, Mumbai
October 2017 South Africa
November 2017 Camborne, St Austell
December 2017 Mumbai
March 2016 Darlington, Glasgow & Edinburgh (with Grimoire), Brighton and Southampton
April 2016 Fairfield Halls, Croydon (with Grimoire)
June 2016 Wantage, Colchester, Horsham, Fairfield Halls Croydon
September 2016 Australia
Several recitals including English Music Festival to commemorate William Sterndale Bennett’s 200th anniversary.
February 2015 Watford
March 2015 Chichester
April 2015 Gibraltar
May 2015 Fareham, Cheltenham
June 2015 Cleethorpes
July 2015 Eastbourne (Jury member for Norah Sande Award)
November 2015 South Africa
55 Dalmally Road
Surrey CR0 6LW
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8656 6222
Richard Deering GTCL FTCL LRAM ARCM
is a Member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians