RICHARD LENZ

Richard Lenz

Richard Lenz, born in Amsterdam, started to play the guitar at the age of nine. In the Netherlands Richard studied at the Conservatorium in Alkmaar with Tamara Kropat and subsequently at the Conservatorium in Rotterdam with Dick Hoogeveen.

He won two scholarships to help him further his studies overseas in Wales. As a student of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Richard undertook his postgraduate studies in Cardiff with guitarist John Mills and also studied vihuela and period performance practice, visiting early music specialist Nigel North in London. Throughout his studies, Richard played in numerous festivals and master classes with many of the world's leading guitarists.

Richard has appeared in recitals both as a soloist and in various ensembles, including a Royal Performance. He has written many works for guitar solo, duet and ensemble and his compositions receive regular airplay on ABC Classic FM.

Richard resides in Western Australia and maintains a busy performance and tuition schedule. He is the director of several award-winning guitar ensembles and has acted as an adjudicator in addition to being an examiner for the Australian Music Examinations Board and the UWA Conservatorium of Music.

Richard also performs on historic guitars and other (guitar related) plucked stringed instruments.
See ‘Lecture Recitals/Demonstrations’.