The very latest stuff!
News, new works, new CDs:
I had the great privilege of conducting the Adelaide Guitar Festival Orchestra (AGFO) at the Adelaide International Guitar Festival this year.
More than 80 emerging guitarists of all ages, and from across the country, came together under the direction of myself and my
colleague, guitar ensemble specialist Dr Paul Svoboda for an exhilarating performance at the Adelaide Town Hall.
See part of the concert
Tim Kain premiered my very latest solo work, the Sonata of
Forgotten Dreams last January at the 2016 Taranaki Guitar
Just out! "Ask Me Tomorrow", a new CD by John Couch that contains my
work for violin & guitar, Night Rain in a Tropical Garden.
Guitarissimo 2015 in Adelaide. A whole concert of my chamber & solo
guitar music was presented at the Elder Conservatorium in October.
JGO Hamburg wins the "Plucked String" section in the
Landesorchester Competition performing The Journey of Light and Shade,
my latest ensemble work commissioned by them. See News.
I was Mairi Nicolson's guest on her ABC Classic-FM "Music Makers" program
in January last year. More info here.
With the Sydney Guitar Trio - Raff and Janet.
"Richard Charlton is producing some of the most inspired and accessible guitar works of the present era" - an extract from a review in the UK magazine, Classical Guitar.
Watch some YouTube videos of my music:
BLACK OPAL PRELUDE - listen to Anton Baranov, 2013 GFA winner from Russia
CANTILENA - a tutorial on one of my pieces currently in AMEB
Grade 3, then watch me play it - here
BERCEUSE - check-out this very artistic version by Chinese guitarist Wu Di
PARTIAL ECLIPSE, performed by 100 young guitarists in the '2014 Who's Next' Festival in Schouwburg Almere, Netherlands. Conducted by Peter Constant
Hear another recent guitar ensemble work as played at the 2013 Sydney Guitar Summer School . . .
Go to my "LISTEN & PLAY" page for more sound files or go to my "ORDER" page to buy music . . .
Richard Charlton is widely recognised as one of Australia's leading guitarist/composers.
His works have been recorded & performed by many leading Australian and international players.
Richard's music combines a love of melody with a keen sense of harmonic & formal structure - music "to entice ear as well as the intellect"