Jonathan Richards

Concert Classical Guitarist

01492 539589

Jonathan Richards started learning the guitar at the age of eight. His first teacher was Frank Humphreys. Later, he studied with John Arran and others, gaining a Trinity College Performer’s Diploma in 1983. Since then, he has given solo and duo recitals nationwide, played guitar on radio and television and taught at school and university levels. Jonathan has recorded on numerous labels including Sain, Meridian, Divine At and Campion. In addition, his interpretation of Tavener’s “Chant” for guitar is featured on “John Taverner – a Portrait” (Naxos8.558152-53). Jonathan has composed prolifically including guitar solos, songs, music for flute and guitar, a quartet and “Variations on a French Folk Tune” for guitar and string orchestra. He lives in Colwyn Bay, North Wales with his partner, Deborah.


Jonathan Richards’ discography:


"Spanish Guitar  Masterpieces"- avaialable from J Richards


Jonathan Richards with the Oswestry Sinfonia - avaialble from J Richards


“Elegy” - 20th century British Guitar Music - Tavener, Rawsthorne, Williamson, Richards, Croucher, Biberian etc

Divine Art CD 25008 (see above)


"Sarabande" - music by J S Bach, transcribed by J Richards

Diversions CD 24115 (see above)


"Forever" - 30 Romantic Guitar Miniatures

Diversions CD 24119 (see above)


Guitar Music of Fernando Sor - including Fanatasia Elegiaca, op.59

(Meridian Records)


Latin American Guitar gems - music from Brazil, Paraguay, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Cuba, Chile and Argentina

(Sain Records)


Mosaic - an international guitar collection

(Serendipity) - only available from J  Richards


Reminiscence - CD Single (20 mins) - new music for flute and guitar

With Andi Edmondson (flute) only available from J Richards

Jonathan Richards

Individual Tuition to any standard

Beginner to Professional

Colwyn Bay

Call for availability

01492 539589

£20 per 45 minute session