Richard Ingham studied music at York University and Leeds Metropolitan University, and enjoys a busy and varied musical career. Richard Ingham has an international reputation as a leader in his field and is in great demand across the UK and abroad as a performer, educator, and composer.
Richard has appeared by invitation at every World Saxophone Congress since 1985, most recently in Slovenia (July 2006) where he gave a solo recital and performed with both the Northern Saxophone Quartet and the Tribune Octet as well as conducting the National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain, of which he is currently Principal Guest Conductor.
Richard has written many works for saxophone, including From the Mountains to the Sea suite for saxophone choir which was first performed in November 2008 as part of the Sound festival in Aberdeen. Other recent works include Peter and the RTO for orchestra and narrator, From Pennan to Penang suite for soprano saxophone and accordion, Through a Landscape for saxophone quartet, Nine Pieces for Five Players for wind quintet, and Drift o Rain on Moorland Stane, music with poems by Marion Angus. His solo saxophone compositions include Distant Song and His Inevitable Lament along with educational works published by Kevin Mayhew and ABRSM.
Richard is Visiting Professor of Music at the University of St Andrews. Richard's St Andrews Suite for jazz orchestra premiered in 2004, followed in 2005 by his Double Concerto for saxophone, accordion and strings. The middle movement of the suite, Mrs Malcolm, Her Reel (Funky Freuchie) has proved tremendously popular with performers and audiences and has been performed throughout the country in various arrangements. More of Richard's music can be found at Largo Music
Richard's compositions and arrangements available on SXP include: