Jill Richards

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Jill Richards is a South African pianist specialising in new music. Versatile and dynamic, her interests range from Bach to free improvisation. Her career includes collaborations with numerous composers from around the world. She has a longstanding working relationship with Kevin Volans who has written many solo works as well as piano duos for her. These she has performed with the composer as partner. Jill has worked with Jörg Schäffer, François Sarhan, Rudiger Meyer, Clare Loveday, and many others. She has also toured with live music performances to William Kentridge's films. Jill has performed and been broadcast in the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia. Among these were the BBC broadcasts of the premières of solo and duo works of Kevin Volans. She has released six CD's, including "Cicada" of Volans. Her most recent CD, together with violinist Waldo Alexander, was released in Dublin in late 2015. Jill has performed with Spanish composer and sound artist Francisco Lopez. She also collaborates as improviser with composer-drummer Christophe Fellay, sound artist João Orecchia, artist and composer Charlotte Hug, Joke Lanz of Sudden Infant and visual artist Marcus Neustetter. Her most recent collaboration was with artists Dorothee Kreuzfeldt and Jurgen Meekel, creating the sound track for the video “End of August”. Jill Richards is a Steinway artist.

ZAJohannesburg, South Africa
In operation since: 
1980

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