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Julia Richter

Born in Belfast, Julia Richter, Company Pianist, studied at the Royal College of Music with Phyllis Sellick and Hubert Dawkes. She was Head Pianist at the Royal Ballet School, performing, at the Royal Opera House, The Man I Love, Concerto and Kinderscenen among others. She went on to win a Michael James scholarship for the Advanced Accompaniment and Répétiteur courses at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. As a solo pianist, she has taken part in premieres of Henze's Elegy for Young Lovers (first French production), Rhian Samuel's Clytemnestra, Julian Grant's The Uninvited, Richard Chew's Mary Seacole and Margaret Purcell's Piano Solos and Two Songs for Tenor. She is an experienced répétiteur and vocal coach, assisting in masterclasses by Soderstrom, O'Neill, Milnes and Hampson. Her recital work with singers is extensive, winning particular critical accliam for I am Richard Strauss at the Purcell Room. She pioneered the position of Répétiteur for the National Opera and New Music Theatre labs, and as a result was invited to join the first BBC Imagineering Lab. She has worked as Chorus Master and Répétiteur for Opera Holland Park, is on member of the faculty of the International Berkshire Chorus Festival in Canterbury , directed by Nicholas Cleobury, and has conducted The Beggar's Opera (John Gaye / Carl Davis). She has guested for Australian Ballet, worked for The Knack, ENO's Bayliss Project, The Council for Music in Hospitals and on the Music Staff of Reading University. In dance, she has worked with The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, Northern Ballet Theatre and The Place.
Julia Richter

Julia Richter; photo: Andrew Ross

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