"Richard Studt, doubling as soloist and director, drew from the string section music-making of the highest order..."
Irish News


Richard Studt

Richard Studt began playing the violin at the age of four and joined the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain while in his teens. He studied with Manoug Parikian at the Royal Academy of Music where he won the Boise-Mendelssohn Scholarship, the Marjorie Heyward Prize and the Recital Medal. He joined the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in 1968, playing for some ten years and regularly appearing as soloist in concerts, on recordings, on radio and television.

...violinist and concert master

In the late 1970`s, Richard Studt was Concert Master of the London Symphony Orchestra and appeared as a guest of Andre Previn in his television series `Previn and Friends`. He directed the London Virtuosi and the Concertante of London as well as his own ensemble, the Tate Music Group of London with whom he recorded five Vivaldi Concerti, including two newly discovered important works.


Richard Studt - conductor

Richard first studied conducting with Maurice Handford, although Sir Simon Rattle (with whom he also studied) was the main source of encouragement for his first professional engagements some twenty years ago. Subsequently, he attended some of the courses of the legendary Romanian conductor, Sergiu Celibidache.In 1987 Richard was appointed Director and Associate Conductor of the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, working closely with many well-known artists including Tamas Vasary, John Williams, Alfred Brendel, Tasmin Little, Michaela Petri, Julian Lloyd-Webber, Peter Donahoe, Leonidas Kavakos and he took the orchestra to Istanbul, Ankara and Romania.

Since the sudden Arts Council closure of the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Richard has continued to conduct and/or direct, at home and abroad, a number of orchestras including the City of London Sinfonia, Danish Radio Sinfonietta, Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Roman, Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Varmland Sinfonietta, Norrkoping Orchestra, Athens Chamber Orchestra, Sudwestfalische Philharmonie, RTE Orchestra, Dublin, Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Hagen Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra, and the Georgian Chamber Orchestra. He has also accepted several invitations to conduct at the Royal Academy of Music and enjoys coaching young musicians. Future plans include return visits to many of the above orchestras.

He has recorded extensively for Naxos and for EMI. Discs include English and Twentieth Century string music, Scandinavian string music, Arvo Part and CPE Bach. There are currently eight CD's available including a recent recording of popular Mozart concerti including the Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola has just been released on the Guild label.

"Richard Studt directed the orchestra with the utmost delicacy and shading" Bournemouth Evening Echo

Hear Richard Studt playing the violin

Guild GMCD 7181

Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Richard Studt, conductor

Mozart (Sample from track 1)
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Richard Studt - violin and Nodar Jvania - viola Sinfonia Concertante, K.364
  Basset-Clarinet Concerto, K.622
  Oboe Concerto, K.314

As well as conducting the Sinfonietta in repertoire ranging from Handel's Messiah to Lutoslavski's Preludes and Fugues, Richard has broadcast for the BBC as director and soloist and continues to play the classical violin repertoire of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bruch, Mozart, Haydn, Bach and Vivaldi on his 1727 Stradivarius violin known as the 'Dolphus'.

There is also a lighter side to Richard`s violin playing - as well as recording many film scores, he was featured as soloist with John Williams in Richard Harvey`s televised performance of 'The Plague and the Moonflower' and recorded the signature tune for the Granada Television series `Jeeves and Wooster`.


Jeeves and Wooster
CDP 7 99010 2

The Dover Street Jazzomaniacs
Richard Studt, soloist
Music by Anne Dudley

Jeeves and Wooster
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Let the Trumpet Sound
Carlton Classic 30366 00382

Crispian Steele-Perkins, soloist
Richard Studt , conductor

  John James Concerto in D "The Four Seasons"
Vivaldi Concerto in C for two trumpets & Strings
Handel Various pieces
Stanley Trumpet Concerto in D
Purcell Ayres for the Theatre
Clarke Trumpet Ayres

Scandinavian String Music
Naxos 8.553106

Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Richard Studt, conductor

Scandinavian String Music Dag Wiren Serenade in G major Op 11
Johan Svendson Two Icelandic Melodies
Grieg Holberg Suite Op 40
Svendsen Norwegian Folk Song Op 20
Nielsen Little Suite in A min. FS6/Op 1

Tamás Vásáry plays Mozart
BS 1001

Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Directors: Richard Studt, Howard Nelson

Mozart (Sample from track 1)
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Conductor: Tamás Vásáry Overture: The marriage of Figaro, K.492
Soloist/Director: Tamás Vásáry Piano Concerto No.21 in C Major, K.467
Soloist/Director: Richard Studt Rondo in C for Violin and Orchestra, K.373
Director: Howard Nelson Wind Serenade in C Minor, K.388
Director: Richard Studt Symphony in G Major, K.124

English String Music
Naxos 8.550823

Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Richard Studt, conductor

English String Music Britten Frank Bridge Variations Op 10
Holst St Pauls Suite Op 29 No 2
Delius Two Aquarelles
Vaughan-Williams 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Warlock Capriol Suite

20th Century String Music
Naxos 8.550979

Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Richard Studt, Conductor

20th Century Music (Sample from track 10)
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Bartók Divertimento, Sz 113
Britten Simple Symphony, Op. 4
Walton 2 Peices from Henry V
Stravincky Concerto in D Major

Vivaldi Triple and double Concertos
Unicorn Kanchana DKP 9050

Tate Music Group of London
Richard Studt, conductor/soloist

Vivaldi Triple and double Concertos (Vivaldi sound sample)
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Violin, Oboe, organ concerto in C RV554
Violin, organ concerto in F RV 767
Violin, organ concerto in D minor RV 541
Oboe, violin concerto in Bb RV 541
Violin, organ concerto in C minor RV 766

Arvo Part
EMI 7243 5 65031 2 0

Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Richard Studt, conductor/soloist
Tasmin Little, soloist

Tabula Rasa; Fratres; Spiegel Im Spiegel; Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten


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