Richard Charlton is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading composers and guitarists.
Richard has adjudicated on many competition panels including the Darwin International Guitar Festival, The Australian Guitar Competition and The Adelaide International Guitar Festival. As Australia’s foremost ‘guitar’ composer, his works can be heard on more than 30 recordings by ABC Classics, Tall Poppies, Move Records and many other labels. A large number of his works appear in the AMEB Syllabus, not only for guitar, but for saxophone, cello and violin as well. In 2004 he was awarded Instrumental Work of the Year at the APRA/AMC Classical Music Awards for his composition Stoneworks”.
He presently performs with the “Sydney Guitar Trio” and was Director of Performance for many years at a leading private girls school in Sydney.