Richard started playing the trumpet in 1984 with Robert P. Chester in the RCBS. He has been a member of the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble and various local orchestras throughout Dublin. While taking trumpet tuition in the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Richard also completed a conducting course with Prof. James Kavanagh. As a composer, Richard has had his work performed in Dublin, Belfast and London. His piece for solo Tuba (Written for Conor O’Riordan) won the Robert Stewart Memorial Prziein 1995. Richard has been a conductor with the RCBS since 1995. He is the principal conductor of the Junior Band and has helped develop the musical strengths of many of our young musicians.