Richard Miller

Award: Career Development Bursary

Year: 2016

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Composer and Conductor

Location: London


Richard Miller is a composer and conductor who has recently completed an undergraduate degree at the Royal College of Music, studying with composition with Kenneth Hesketh and Simon Holt, and conducting with Peter Stark. He is now continuing at the RCM, studying towards a Masters’ degree in composition, generously supported by the RVW Trust. He has attended the composers’ courses at the St. Magnus Festival (where his choral piece was workshopped by the BBC Singers) and the Dartington International Summer School, where he worked with composers such as Sally Beamish, Alistair Nicolson Colin Matthews and the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Last year, his orchestral piece Phlebas was workshopped by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at their biennial Composers Day.

Richard is currently Artistic Director of the St. Cecilia Ensemble and Director of Music at St. Michael’s Church, Camden Town. He has previously served as Principal Conductor of the RCM Students' Film Orchestra and, last year, he served as Musical Director for the world premiere of The Infinite Bridge, a multi-disciplinary theatre show premiered in the RCM’s Britten Theatre, where he simultaneously conducted musicians in London, Copenhagen and Helsinki.