Richard Taylor is a composer for stage, concert hall and television. Recipient of an unprecedented two UK Theatre Awards (Best Musical Production) for the musicals Flowers For Mrs Harris (Chichester Festival Theatre) and The Go-Between (Apollo Theatre, West End, starring Michael Crawford), and two Royal Philharmonic Society Awards for the opera Confucius Says (Hackney Empire) and the dramatic cantata Calderland (Halifax Piece Hall). Other work includes the opera Ludd & Isis (Royal Opera), a concert work for narrator and orchestra The Man Who Planted Trees (BBC Philharmonic) and a piece for massed choirs genesis (ENO at London Coliseum). Television work ranges from the ITV thriller The Brides In The Bath to CBBC’s series Buzz & Tell. Richard was composer in residence at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, an artistic associate of Opera North, and has also composed scores for almost 100 plays at theatres across the UK. Future work includes a musical for the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, and an opera for six international partners to be performed in the UK, Italy, and Lebanon in 2023/4. Richard is also in great demand as a workshop leader, having led creative music workshops across the UK, China, Japan, Norway, and the USA.