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Richard Brasier

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Concert organist, organ teacher, chamber and continuo organist, accompanist and animateur.
Organist
London

Richard Brasier enjoys a busy and far-reaching international career as a soloist, chamber musician, accompanist, animateur and teacher. Richard is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied with David Titterington and Nicolas Kynaston. Aided by the Nicholas Danby Scholarship, he continued with Johannes Geffert at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Köln. Other important musical influences have included Anne Marsden Thomas and David Sanger. As a concert organist he has performed widely across the UK and Europe in recital series and major international festivals on historic and modern instruments. As a concerto soloist, he has performed many of the major concerti, including the first performance outside the UK of Charles Villiers Stanford’s Concert Piece Op.181 for organ and orchestra. His work has been broadcast on radio, television and other platforms across Europe and the USA. Since 2014, Richard has been active as a teacher for the Royal College of Organists. Richard leads masterclasses and study trips for students at home and abroad, and regularly teaches on residential courses for organists of all ages and abilities. Since 2013, Richard has served as Director of Music at the Parish Church of St Laurence, Upminster. He is also a trustee of the Alexandra Palace Organ Appeal, and curator of the Palace organ recital series.

Performance details
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Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Christmas, Traditional church music, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Medieval music, Renaissance
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Corporate event, Private event, Charity event, Recording session
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Other skills:
Transcription, Arranger, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Examiner, Animateur, Musicologist, Theory teaching
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Song list

All standard wedding and funeral repertoire
Organ accompaniments for most standard choral repertoire
Continuo accompaniments for various works
Organ repertoire by the following composers. Repertoire of others composers available on request.
J.S. Bach (complete)
C.P.E Bach (complete)
Nicolaus Bruhns
Georg Böhm
Heinrich Scheidemann
Dietrich Buxtehude
François Couperin
Louis Marchand
Nicolas de Grigny
Franz Liszt
Robert Schumann (complete)
Felix Mendelssohn
Max Reger
Josef Rheinberger
Johannes Brahms
Edward Elgar
Frank Bridge
Alfred Hollins
Herbert Howells
Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Peter Maxwell Davies
Paul Hindemith
Petr Eben
Anton Heiller
Niels Gade
Louis Vierne
Charles Marie Widor
César Franck
Maurice Duruflé
Olivier Messiaen
Jehan Alain
Jean Langlais
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Westminster Abbey (UK) Solingen Konzertsaal (DE) Johann Sebastian Bach Kirche, Arnstadt (DE) L'église de la Madeleine, Paris (FR) Kings College, Cambridge (UK) St Michaelis, Hamburg (DE) Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh (UK) Christ Church, Spitalfields (UK) Vaduz Cathedral (LIE) Moscow State Conservatory (RUS) Dresden Kathedrale (DE) St Maurice, Olomouc (CZE)

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Nicolas Kynaston, Johannes Geffert, David Sanger, Anne Marsden Thomas

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

No

How much time do you need to set up?

Advance rehearsal time on the instrument is a standard requirement, and time required will vary depending on the event.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

The repertoire list is only a guide, and any repertoire (within reason) is considered.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, although a separate fee may apply in order to take into account extra rehearsal time.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£60
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£500

Reviews

From customers:

Braunschweiger Z, 3 years ago

"British organist Richard Brasier gave a fantastic recital....He showed stupendous technique, very good articulation and phrasing, especially in Bach, and beautiful agogic...the audience was enthusiastic."

Rundschau O, 6 years ago

"Richard Brasier offers flawless technique, crystal clear performances and unique, but informed interpretations..."

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