Introduction & Biography
Richard Lennox is a fast emerging classical crossover artist. A virtuoso Musician who plays everything from Bach to the Beatles, Musical Theatre to Rock and Roll and just about everything else in between, as Master Of The Keys he holds a phenomenal stage presence with the technical ability to truly entertain.
Both recording artist and live performer, Richard optimises on his creative juices, bridging the gap between different genres of music whether it be a rousing pop song or traditional classical arrangements. Unique in his talent, he encompasses playing piano, organ, keyboards, double bass, composing and arranging; all with an infectious enthusiasm.
Primarily a self taught musician Richard has worked in most genres of the music industry; from accompanying choirs, singers, instrumentalists to writing and arranging. Combined with his ability as a multi keyboard instrumentalist, Richard breaks the boundaries of the Classical Crossover world, incorporating his stunning musical creations into unique Concert/Show and Recording formats.
Working extensively in Theatre, Cabaret and major concert venues across the UK and Europe – including the world famous Royal Albert Hall – he is no stranger to guest spots in the UKs Cathedrals, Delighting venues and audiences alike with the Lennox spin to piano and organ performance.
It’s clear he has been influenced by Artist’s such as Rick Wakeman, Andre Rieu, David Garrett and 70’s Rock band ‘SKY’.
He has a unique style in performing always creating his own versions of musical masterpieces.
He always want’s to create music that’s different, that way it is associated with him and opens up massive opportunity’s for mass market media and commercial outlets.
Richard retains incredible integrity in the music whether playing a straight concerto or in his symphonic arrangements.
He is the all round performer for any occasion from the concert stage, arena or corporate event.
During an annual concert at the Royal Albert Hall where he was playing two piano and organ solo’s he was refered to all evening as the ‘Elvis’ of the Piano and the Organ.
His Albums include ‘Calm Beneath The Storm’ and the single ‘Winter Toccata’, both available for download from iTunes.
Richard Lennox is an excellent artist to check out as an introduction to classical music, and provides a fresh perspective for those already a fan of the genre.
Richard has had various radio airplay guest spots including Saturday Surgery with TV’s Doctor Phil Hammond and Live wire Radio; as well as being invited as guest artist to the Charity event held in memory of the late Sir Norman Wisdom at De Montfort Hall, Leicester.
Last year saw him playing a Double Concerto at the Royal Albert Hall playing Rhapsody in Blue and a Boellman’s Organ Toccata all in the same evening. The Prom Praise christian event is held annually at the Royal Albert Hall and recorded for Audio and DVD release in September for which he has played piano and organ solos as well as orchestral for the last 8 years.
Though driven to arrange his own material, Richard relishes the challenge of adaptations – particularly within theatre and specifically musicals. It is this ability to create within a set brief that transferred beautifully to his role as Musical Arranger and Pianist/Organist for two episodes of “Songs of Praise” for BBC TV (February 2008).
Richard regularly works for Musical production shows including Starlight Express UK tour,2005. Cruise work has taken him aboard Swan Hellenic, P&O and Cruise and Maritimes Marco Polo with his Cabaret Concerts.
His talents have also extended to Musical Director whilst working with the eight-part TV series Talent Trial aired on HTV and recording a piano track for Tim Fywell’s 2003 film I Capture The Castle.
He has performed two recent Organ Recitals at Wells Cathedral, the April Prom Praise 2015 at the Royal Albert Hall, Playing Warsaw concerto and Saint Seans Organ Symphony.
Prom praise events organised by Langham Arts take him all round the country to major concert venues and cathedrals.
In March 2015 he took on a stage role as well as musical director in the operatic musical ‘I want to sing in opera’ performed at the Lancaster Grand and Fairfield Halls Ashcroft theatre.