Richard Nye - Composer  

Richard's career as a composer spans more than thirty years from his early days as a chorister at Gloucester Cathedral.

His instrumental and choral works have been performed by musicians throughout the world, recorded on CD and published.

In recent years Richard has collaborated with artists including Eric James Mellon and Nicholas Jones.

In 2009 he discovered Annunciation, a painting by the American artist and sculptor, John Collier. Richard wrote a piece for two voices, oboe (flute, clarinet and recorder have also been used) and piano based on John's painting.

Richard also provided an orchestral score for Michał Socha's animated short, Icarus.

In 2013 Richard received his Wigmore Hall debut with This Marvellous Machine, for 8 hands on 1 piano, and his New York premiere with Bucca, a 'micro-opera' for soprano and piano.

Edge of the World, inspired by the mining landscape of Cornwall, was a collaborative project that included a number of talented people, the jeweller and artist Erica Sharpe being one.

The completed piece is available to view HERE and is the culmination of two years work.

Other experimental works have included the one note piano piece Underworld, which was performed by Juan Marķa Solare at Theatersaal of the University of Bremen on 24th June 2014.

New works include 3 Advent Antiphons for SATB, organ and hand chimes and Tronow, a new work for 8 hands on 2 pianos for the group, Grimoire.