Philip Richardson, coach & piano accompanist
Born in the UK, Philip Richardson grew up in the Netherlands. He obtained an MA in musicology from Cambridge University. He studied piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music in London (where he won the Evelyn German award) and then at the Hanover University of Music. He pursued his studies at the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala of Milan and lastly at the Opéra-Studio of the Opéra national du Rhin. He has taken part in masterclasses conducted by Christoph Prégardien, Malcolm Martineau and Anne Murray in Aldeburgh.
He has worked as a répétiteur on L’Occasione fa il ladro (Rossini) and Le Convenienze ed Inconvenienze teatrali (Donizetti) at the Teatro alla Scala and Don Pasquale at the Opéra national du Rhin. Engaged since 2011 at the Atelier Lyrique of the Paris Opera, he has accompanied many concerts at the Bastille Amphitheatre and the Louvre Auditorium. He has worked as a répétiteur on La Resurrezione (Handel), La Finta Giardiniera (Mozart), L’Isola disabitata (Haydn), and as a répétiteur and harpsichordist on Il Mondo della luna (Haydn). In July 2012 he pursued a study program of works by Britten and Messiaen at the Academy of the Festival of Aix-en-Provence, which he was invited to attend once more in July 2013. He accompanies the master classes given by Teresa Berganza in Luxembourg. At the Paris Opera, he has ensured the piano rehearsals of The Merry Widow (under the musical direction of Asher Fisch), of The Barber of Seville (Marco Armiliato) and of La Clemenza Di Tito (Tomas Netopil). He has been a member of the artist collective Miroirs Étendus since 2014. In September 2014 he joined the staff of The Music Chapel as a repetiteur.