Photo: Pip Grummet
Richard Chew studied at the University of Birmingham and the Royal College of Music, where he was awarded the President’s Rose Bowl by HM The Queen Mother. He went on to study singing with Margreet Honig in Amsterdam and London and composition with Louis Andriessen and Peter Sculthorpe at Dartington.
Richard was awarded his PhD from the University of South Australia and has taught as a lecturer in music and drama at UniSA, Elder Conservatorium of Music- University of Adelaide and the Arts Academy, Federation University, Ballarat, where he is currently a Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts, Interim Director and Program Leader in Music Theatre. As a pianist/composer, he has given concerts for Recitals Australia, Jazz SA and his narrative piano composition The Last of England was premiered at the Art Gallery of Ballarat as the opening event in the Australian Historical Society’s annual conference in 2016. Richard has recently completed a CD recording of this work, funded by Creative Arts Victoria.