Richard Casey was born in Manchester in 1966 and started playing the piano at the age of seven. After graduating in Russian at St John’s College, Cambridge, he studied piano at the Royal Northern College of Music with Marjorie Clementi and Martin Roscoe.
In 1997 Richard won first prize in the British Contemporary Piano Competition, an achievement which attracted a series of solo engagements in the UK and abroad. Based in Manchester, Richard complements his solo career with a strong commitment to chamber music. Since 1994 he has been pianist with the New Music Players and has performed frequently as a guest with the London Sinfonietta, London Musici, Lontano and Liverpool-based Ensemble 10:10.
Richard has recorded collected solo piano works of Camden Reeves, Anthony Gilbert (with piano duo partner Ian Buckle), Anthony Burgess and Peter Maxwell Davies, as well as Edward Cowie’s epic Rutherford’s Lights and Ed Hughes’ Orchids. Richard also teaches at Manchester University. Future plans involve recording the complete piano works of Anthony Powers and Paul Newland.