Richard Peirson

Richard Peirson is a repetiteur with the ENO and a highly respected piano accompanist.  He joined The English National Opera in 2005 and has worked with many important singers and conductors including Sir Charles Mackerras, Edward Gardner, Sir Richard

Armstrong and Mark Wigglesworth. Recently he toured in Australia for concert performances with the renowned tenor Stuart Skelton.  He studied at Cambridge University, the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio. He was on the music staff of Scottish Opera from 1993 to 2001 where he worked as repetiteur, chorus master and Music Director, and played solo piano and harpsichord for numerous performances.

Richard also works as a freelance coach and accompanist and has given lecture recitals for Divas & Scholars as well as pre-performance talks for the ENO.  His setting of W B Yeats’ “He wishes for the cloths of heaven” is published by Stainer and Bell.