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

In October 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.

Guitarissimo 2015 in Adelaide. A whole concert of my chamber & solo guitar music was presented at the Elder Conservatorium in October.
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.  More...

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 . . . 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).