Rob Richards

ROB RICHARDS was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota and currently resides in Studio City, California. As a theater organist, Rob started scoring and presenting silent films while in high school. He made his concert debut when he was 18 years old, playing the Wurlitzer pipe organ in the Homestake Opera House in Lead, South Dakota. In 1977, he was invited to Pheonix, Arizona, to understudy renowned Lyn Larsen at the world famous Organ Stop Restaurant. In 1979, he won a special award from the Liberace Foundation for the Performing Arts and appeared with Liberace at Phoenix's Symphony Hall. Acknowledged as a world class artist, he has appeared in concerts across the United States and around the world. Career highlights include five international concert tours (including Australia, England and Japan), playing the famous Radio City Music Hall organ in New York City, two years as guest organist for the summer Movie Series at the remarkable Ohio Theater in Columbus, and a special engagememnt as soloist with the Flagstaff, Arizona Symphony. He frequently appears with the "Tinseltown Trio", joined by pianist Ralph Wolf and singer John Giardina.

Rob Richards is also an accomplished writer of melodies and an acclaimed lyricist, including styles from academic to pop. Rob is also an innovator, and has created "FUSION", which has integrated computer music technology with the pipe organ. He has created his own computer-driven MIDI music studio, "THE ELECTRONIC PHILHARMONIC", which includes synthesizers, drum machines, tone generators and effects boxes of various descriptions. He has created several solo albums as well as participating in a variety of collaborations. His program on the Plummer Wurlitzer promises to bring something for everyone in both musical style and innovative techniques. You will not want to miss this concert!

Last Update: January 5, 1998

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