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In Truth – The genesis of a CD

September 1, 2015 Biographical, Compositions, Media 0 Comments

The journey from the concert hall to a commercial recording is not one which many new musical works are granted the opportunity to take. In the case of my own Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth, that journey began with a simple question posed by two devoted patrons of the arts: “What will it […]

Life Without Art

December 15, 2013 Biographical

On life without art: Life without the arts is life devoid of expression.  Art separates humans from the animals because, after establishing the essentials of living (food, water, shelter), the Arts are the most powerful means by which humans can express their innermost feelings in ways that transcend time and environment.  Sports are fun and […]

Leadership and Conducting

November 12, 2013 Biographical, On Conducting

On leadership and conducting:   In a way, I consider the vocation of conducting as being one of the best examples of leadership.  Doing my job well on the podium is contingent on maintaining a balance between leading and following.  The conductor provides direction that initiates the production of sound (tempo, dynamics, articulation, phrasing) and then he/she must immediately listen to the feedback […]

Lucas Richman wins a Grammy Award!

October 13, 2013 Biographical 0 Comments

LUCAS RICHMAN WINS GRAMMY AWARD IN CLASSICAL CROSSOVER CATEGORY LOS ANGELES (February 14, 2011) – Conductor Lucas Richman received his first GRAMMY Award at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards yesterday for having conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Christopher Tin’s classical/world fusion album Calling All Dawns. He won the award for Best Classical Crossover Album […]

Leonard Bernstein

January 22, 2013 Biographical, On Conducting

On Leonard Bernstein and Candide: Leonard Bernstein, the renowned American conductor and composer, had a tremendous influence on my life because he was, in everything he did, a teacher and a mentor.  It didn’t matter if he was conducting, composing, playing the piano or singing with his croaky voice—he was always conveying to others that music […]

On Marvin Hamlisch

January 4, 2013 Biographical, On Conducting

On Marvin Hamlisch: At the beginning of August in 2012, I was in Los Angeles to lead the 15th installment of my BMI seminar, Conducting for the Film Composer.  We had also scheduled the first live performance of Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project on August 3rd with an orchestra and chorus made up of incredible professional musicians who […]