Music Biography

Richard Braham graduated from the Western Australia Conservatorium of Music in 1989 with the most outstanding graduate award. Soon afterwards he won the Syd Donovan Award for achieving excellence in music as part of the Western Australia Citizen of The Year awards.  In 1990 he was awarded one of three places at The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England for the Postgraduate Diploma Course in Advanced Music Performance.

Based in London from 1991 -1996 as a keyboardist and flautist, Richard worked with performers such as Wayne Sleep, Bonnie Langford, Kim Criswell and Eurovision winner Dana. He has also performed with American artists such as Ray Charles, Doug Cameron, Jim Snidero, Jeff Harner, Gordon Harkness, Jimmy Randolph, The Manhatten Rhythm Kings, Kristina Sachs, Australians Normie Rowe, Helen Mcdonald and numerous musical and operatic productions.

He has toured throughout the United Kingdom performing in venues such as Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Symphony Hall in Birmingham, Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, Marlow Theatre Canterbury, Grand Theatre Blackpool, Beau Sejour Centre St Peters Port, Fort Regent St Helier. He has also performed aboard The Royal Viking Sun Cruise Liner as a member of the resident Jazz trio with Music Director/bassist Wyn Davies and with the Tom Haberman Big Band.

Television credits include appearances on London Cable TV  “United Artists Today”, BBC TV with Wayne Sleep and National Seven Network Australia “Jenny Seaton Live”. Richard has performed in master classes for James Galway, William Bennett, Alain Marion, Trevor Wye, John Wion, Bonita Boyd, Linda Vogt, Vernon Hill, Peter Lukas Graf and Neil Fissenden.

Currently freelancing in Australia, Richard has recently published a series of co-authored books called Flute Fitness. He is also preparing for a photographic exhibition featuring successful Australian, English and American performers.

Instruments Played : Piano Keyboards Flute

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