RICHARD CHARLTON

Guitarist/Composer

Richard with APRA Award
Richard Charlton
Richard Charlton
The very latest stuff!
News, new works, new CDs:

Under Latin Skies
, a new Karin Schaupp & Katie Noonan CD about to launch. (Feb) This has some iconic Latin tunes, arranged by myself, Doug de Vries, Ken Murray & others. Having listened to the final mixes, this will be a unique and intimate album not to be missed. Watch out for their national tour also!

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 here

Tim Kain premiered my very latest solo work, the Sonata of Forgotten Dreams last January at the 2016 Taranaki Guitar Summer School.

Just out! Ask Me Tomorrow, a new CD by John Couch that contains my work for violin & guitar, Night Rain in a Tropical Garden.
See News.


I was Mairi Nicolson's guest on her ABC Classic-FM "Music Makers" program in January 2016. More info here.

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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.  More...

Checkout my Podcast interview with Simon Powis:  Listen here

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 - 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 guitar ensemble work as played at the 2013 Sydney Guitar Summer School . . . GREAT BARRIER


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"  More...

(Northern Herald).