Richard plays the cello, and
has done so in the Charnwood Orchestra for seven years.
When he first joined there were only three cellists,
now there are sometimes 14!
He loves playing in the Charnwood Orchestra because
the rehearsals are so enjoyable and the social side
is excellent. Richard lives in Leicester so has a
20 minute drive to rehearsals. Richard also plays
in the Leicester Symphony Orchestra (and runs their
website and produces their concert programmes and
brochures) and Heart of England Orchestra.
Richard works as a software developer for an engineering
company in Nottingham. The company offers consultancy
and sells software for the design of gearboxes and
transmission systems, and has most car manufacturers
Richard works as part of the software team adding
new features to the software, and he enjoys his work,
despite his 45 minute drive there and back each day.
week, when he is not at work or playing music, Richard
plays football and table tennis. He also tries to
go walking as much as possible, either in the Peak
District, the Lake District, or North Wales. And he
is generally away at weekends, either visiting his
girlfriend in Manchester or friends in other parts
of the country. He never has a dull moment!