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RICHARD AN composer, pianist, percussionist, singer, conductor, more. ✨

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RICHARD AN (b.1995) is a composer and performer, born and raised in Los Angeles.

Richard’s primary ambitions as a performer lie in interpretations of modern and contemporary music, and has performed music by Christopher Cerrone, Tristan Perich, Andrew McIntosh, Natacha Diels, Du Yun and Raven Chacon, Caroline Shaw, Oyvind Torvund, Julius Eastman, Steve Reich, Jurg Frey, and more. Richard performs with house on fire (a “piano trio”), stickytack (a “piano duo”) and quartet friends (a 2pno 2perc quartet), and has performed with Monday Evening Concerts’ Echoi Ensemble and The Industry.

Richard plays piano and percussion, and has been known to sing, conduct, and teach.

Richard’s music has been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Calder Quartet, members of Yarn/Wire, HOCKET, Resound Duo, Great Noise Ensemble, and more.

Richard has a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the University of Southern California and a Master of Fine Art from the California Institute of the Arts. He is on faculty at the Pasadena Waldorf School and LAMusArt. He plays taiko and tabla, and makes YouTube videos.