RICHARD AN (b.1995) is a composer and performer, born and raised in Los Angeles. Richard performs as a vocalist in choirs and ensembles all over SoCal as a tenor/baritone.
Richard is a former member of many choirs including the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble at CalArts, and most notably the USC Thornton Chamber Singers. With them, Richard has performed with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Barry Manilow, and the Rolling Stones, and under the batons of Eric Whitacre, Jo-Michael Scheibe, and Uriel Segal. Richard has also performed as tenor soloist at Walden Creative Musicians Retreat (in premieres by Ayanna Woods and Matt Wellins, conducted by Nicholas DeMaison), with the CalArts Period Instrument Ensemble, and as one of the thousand voices in the Los Angeles performance of David Lang's "crowd out" for Noon to Midnight 2019. Richard has sung music by Gubaidulina, Bach, Handel, Purcell, Whitacre, Ticheli, and more.
Richard is excited to join the ensemble of "Sweet Land," a new opera produced by The Industry and debuting February 2020. Richard is the tenor section leader at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Glendale.
In addition, Richard performs as a pianist and percussionist in concerts all over SoCal. He is also a recording engineer, copyist, accompanist, electronic musician and educator.
Richard has graduated from the California Institute of the Arts Herb Alpert School of Music (MFA Performer-Composer) and the University of Southern California (BM Composition). His primary composition teachers include Andrew McIntosh, Daniel Corral, Wolfgang von Schweinitz, Veronika Krausas, Sean Friar, Frank Ticheli, and Andrew Norman.