Richard Craig


Born in Glasgow, studied flute at the RSAMD with Richard Blake and Sheena Gordon, continuing his studies with Mario Caroli at the CNR Strasbourg, where he attained his spécialisation diplome (contemporary music performance) with unanimité et félicitations du jury.

Formative experiences include working with composers Brian Ferneyhough, James Dillon, Helmut Lachenmann and musicians Mario Caroli, Roberto Fabricciani and Pierre-Yves Artaud. He has been invited to perform with groups such as musikFabrik, Klangforum Wien and ELISION, embarking on several tours with these groups to festivals such as Venice Biennale, Festival d’Automne, UltraSchall, Maerzmusik, the St. Magnus Festival, Wittener Musiktage.

He has recorded and broadcasted for the BBC, WDR Cologne, YLE Finland, Radio France, Radio Nacional de España, Swedish Radio, ARTE, and Icelandic RUV.

Has lived in France and Sweden, currently residing in the UK, although engaged in concerts throughout Europe, as well as being a regular member of CCP (Sweden) and SMASH (Spain). Active primarily as a soloist and chamber musician, Richard dedicates his time to developing new work as well as performing the established repertoire for flute. He was a fellow in performance at the University of Aberdeen from 2009-11, and has lectured on contemporary flute and performance throughout Europe.

In April 2011 his solo disc, INWARD, was released on the metier label, featuring works by Ferneyhough, Sciarrino alongside premieres recordings of Barrett, Bång, Karski, Johnson and Croft. It has since been received to critical acclaim.


L'orizzonte luminoso di... Sciarrino, Salvatore
Atem-Lied Hosokawa, Toshio
Canción de lo innombrado Hortigüela, Alberto
Canzona di ringraziamento Sciarrino, Salvatore
Carceri d'invenzione IIb Ferneyhough, Brian
Cassandra's dream song Ferneyhough, Brian
Come vengono prodotti gli inca... Sciarrino, Salvatore
corde (L’Einschnitt) duplici Torá, José Luis
Das Atmende Klarsein (fragment... Nono, Luigi
De siempre y nunca Strauch, Pierre
Dérive 1 Boulez, Pierre
des Lallens) que plor e vau ca... Torá, José Luis
DK<sin> Arranz, Ángel
Egan-2 Lazkano, Ramón
Eppur si muove Riera Robusté, Joan
Eridsein Posadas, Alberto
Esplorazione del bianco II Sciarrino, Salvatore
for ensemble HaP Moreno, Josué
Four crosswords Ribera, Manel
in der bruchlosen Ferne, dans... Torá, José Luis
Kaspar Hauser Lied Torá, José Luis
La chute d'Icare Ferneyhough, Brian
La recherche du temps perdu es... Hortigüela, Alberto
Mnemosyne Ferneyhough, Brian
On stellar magnitudes Ferneyhough, Brian
Ona Parra, Hèctor
Prières Bord, Lionel
Quinteto Fiszbein, Fernando
Rabel Erkoreka, Gabriel
rhopographie dans l’anonymat d... Torá, José Luis
Sei Estrada, Iñaki
Sgothan Dillon, James
Sikangnuqa Finnissy, Michael
Stirrings still Saunders, Rebecca
Superscriptio Ferneyhough, Brian
Talea ou la machine aux herbes... Grisey, Gérard
temA Lachenmann, Helmut
Unanswered questions Murail, Tristan
Unity Capsule Ferneyhough, Brian
Venere che le grazie la fioris... Sciarrino, Salvatore
Visible Cattaneo, Aureliano
Witt Fuentes, Arturo