Guy Richardson was born in Zimbabwe in 1950. He studied music at Sussex University 1969-1972, then taught music for 3 years at Tulse Hill Secondary School in London. After a 1 year post-graduate course in American Music and Literature at Keele University, he took on the post as head of music at Acland Burghley School in London.
He moved to Brighton in 1979 to teach piano in schools and privately but now only teaches privately.
In 1987 he took over conducting the Brighton Youth Choir, a post he held for 11 years. In 1990 he founded the Brighton Chamber Choir and in 1991 the Brighton Chamber Orchestra.
1969 Orchestration of Berg’s Piano Sonata. Perf. by The Guildhall Orchestra.
1971 Arrangement of Oh What a Lovely War. Perf. Tulse Hill School.
1972 Incidental music for The Furies based on The Oresteian Trilogy by Aeschyllus
1981 The Strangest of Islands opera-musical based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest
1987 Seven environmental songs for youth choir
1993 Awakening for 2 clarinets, piano trio and marimba. Perf. by London New Music in the Brighton Festival.
1994 I Must Go Walk the Wood for baritone, flute, cello and piano. Perf. in the first New Music Brighton concert in the Festival.
1999 Penguin Pieces for trumpet and piano commissioned by Brenda Roberts
1999 Rondo and Scherzos for orchestra. Perf. by Sussex Symphony Orchestra
2002 Portraits for wind quintet commissioned by Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. Perf. by Regency Quintet. Published by Phylloscopus Publications.
2003 Cantilena for guitar duo
2004 Meditation on Gibbons’ 20th Fantasia for string trio
2005 Chorale 4 for solo double bass and ensemble