The very latest stuff!
News, new works, new CDs:
My latest quartet is about to be premiered by Tim Kain and Guitar Trek.
Commissioned by Bill McIntyre to celebrate the 30th anniversary of
Australia's much loved guitar group, the premiere will be on 16 November
in Sydney. See
for more details.
Under Latin Skies, a new CD from Karin Schaupp & Katie Noonan.
This has some iconic Latin tunes, arranged by myself, Doug de Vries, Ken
Murray & others.
Guitar Duo 25 (Oliver Fartach-Naini & Lee Song-Ou) anniversary CD
contains my duo, Along Parallel Lines. See News to listen.
In October 2016 I travelled to Hamburg, Germany for the 7th Hamburg International Guitar Festival.
JGO Hamburg performed a whole concert of new ensemble music, including The Journey of Light and Shade,
my latest ensemble work commissioned & recorded by them. See News.
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
I was Mairi Nicolson's guest on her ABC Classic-FM "Music Makers" program
in January 2016. More info
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.
Checkout my Podcast interview with Simon Powis:
Watch some YouTube videos of my music:
THE BLACK COCKATOO
(flying alone) - played by Australian guitarist Stephanie Jones
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 -
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 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"