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studied in London with Frank Merrick and Peter Wallfisch and his engagements, which have been in remote villages as well as major cities, have taken him to more than 90 countries worldwide. Recognised as an authority on British music through his lectures, concerts, broadcasts, recordings and writings, he has been entrusted with many first performances by leading composers of the calibre of Malcolm Arnold, Thomas Wilson, Edward Gregson, Edward McGuire and Brian Chapple. Many composers have written especially for him and he has commissioned several new works. In 1981 he was elected a member of the Royal Philharmonic Society for "distinguished services to British music,” while in 2006 he was given the Trinity College London Chairman’s Award for services to musical education assessment. In 2012, he was elected a Fellow of the British & International Federation of Festivals, along with just three others, for his adjudication work.
Apart from solo and lecture-recitals, he is very busy as an accompanist, and has also given lighter programmes of music and ‘chat’ for several television stations and on cruise liners. He is a founder member of GRIMOIRE (8 hands – 2 pianos).
Richard Deering has considerable experience as a teacher, and has also served on competition juries throughout the British Isles as well as International and National Competitions in Canada, Trinidad, South Africa, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
Since 2000, he has also been responsible for setting the higher grade and diploma syllabi for the worldwide examinations of Trinity College, London.