Richard Vardigans – Vita

After studying piano, violin and flute from an early age Richard Vardigans decided to focus on the instrument which had the most notes available. As a student of musicology at the University of Birmingham he won the Barber Scholarship and was awarded a First Class Honours degree (Bachelor of Music)

Further studies led him to the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin and to Siena (Italy) where he studied conducting with the legendary Franco Ferrara. For over 40 years he has been active as pianist, conductor and teacher. His last conducting appointment was as Generalmusikdirektor of the Theatre and Orchestra in Annaberg, Germany.

In addition to CD and radio recordings Richard Vardigans has for many years given introductory concert and opera talks in which his decidedly “British” sense of humour together with an in-depth knowledge of the repertoire combine to produce both an informative and entertaining experience.