You can access my piano playing, composition and production techniques to capture your ideal piano sound and performance. Drawing upon decades of experience with acoustic and digital/sampled pianos, live performance and studio recording sessions, I provide a professional session pianist and production service, suited to a vast range of projects.
Acoustic piano performance and recording has been my passion since I first discovered the musical possibilities on an old upright piano some generous family friends gifted us when I was a young boy. Years of private piano lessons and studies followed, leading to live performances and a twice weekly piano bar gig in my early 20’s.
A growing interest in MIDI keyboards and digital pianos, and the rapid developments in computer based sampled pianos ran in parallel with producing music for corporate presentations, TV and radio advertising. Recording studio work followed, organising acoustic recording sessions and performances, and learning the techniques of capturing the complex and expansive sound of acoustic pianos. Working for the Australian agents of Steinway & Sons further expanded my knowledge and offered me regular access to some of the world’s finest acoustic pianos.
I am available as a session pianist, keyboard player and arranger, both live in the studio and through on-line collaborations.
Contact me if you have a project you’d like to discuss.
My latest commercial album can be found here: Craig Gerard Richards
Additionally, a collection of my music is available to license from Motion Focus Music:
Minimalist Piano | Piano Solo Album | Piano & Instrumental Album | Piano Horizons
Tracks 011-020 on this album: Jazz Bar
Tracks 005-013 & 022-029 on this album: Living the Lifestyle
Tracks 009-012 on this album: The Red Carpet Collection
Craig Gerard Richards