Pianist/Composer Richard Drehoff Jr. is based in Baltimore, MD. Richard’s works have been premiered and performed internationally by the ECCE Ensemble and by the New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble as a composition fellow for the James Tenney Memorial Symposium. An active pianist, Richard performs regularly with earspace, a North Carolina-based ensemble dedicated to cultivating invigorating, site-specific performances of modern works. Richard also founded the Chapel Hill Contemporary Music Ensemble, which premiered over twenty new compositions during his tenure as conductor.
Richard is currently a graduate student at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD. He previously attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, focusing on music education, classical and jazz piano, and math. Richard firmly believes in working with students to come to their own realizations about music from all genres, encouraging students to diversify their musical interests.