Richard Morson started piano aged 9 taught by Sylvia Coutts (to whom the last two pieces are dedicated) and also plays the cello. He now teaches piano in the Brighton and Hove area and is working towards a career in writing music for television and film.
The first piece is music Richard wrote for 'The City.The Forest', a piece of installation art devised by Felicia Negomireanu. It was inspired by a short story by Hermann Hesse called 'The City' and was performed at St. Andrew's Church in Hove in the Brighton Fringe Festival in 2011. The music follows the story of nature being damaged and built over by mankind. The city world enjoys a period of happiness and stability but in the end nature returns following the demise of mankind.
The second and third compositions are sets of variations on pieces currently set for ABRSM grade one piano. The second piece is based on 'Menuet in F' ; one of a collection of pieces both Mozart and his sister were taught