Richard Pearce

has been working together with Richard Cooke, (and other famous conductors) as piano accompanist and solo-organist for more than 25 years.  He plays regularly for the Royal Choral Society and the BBC Singers and other choirs and orchestras. He performs in concerts with The Philharmonia and BBC Symphony orchestras in the Royal Albert Hall, among others the annual Handel ́s Messiah and The Proms.

Richard Pearce was organ scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating with first class honours in music. He then studied piano accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he is now a professor and coaches singers and instrumentalists for careers in opera and concerts.

Richard Pearce is also the conductor of two choirs of his own that perform a wide variety of music, from Monteverdi ́s Vespers and Verdi’s Requiem to contemporary music, including commissions, in cathedrals in the UK and abroad.

Richard Pearce’s multifaceted musical background as a solo-organist, accompanist and a choir conductor makes the collaboration with Richard Cooke an almost telepathic working alliance in rehearsal and concerts. Besides the rehearsal work, he generously contributes to soirees and social events with accompaniment or as a part in a temporary vocal ensemble, and sometimes brings his family to the week.