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Central Park, NYC 2008

Cen­tral Park, NYC 2008

Richard Rus­sell, an ASCAP Plus win­ner, has had his music per­formed inter­na­tion­ally and at promi­nent venues in New York. High­lights include a Sep­tem­ber 11, 2002 memo­r­ial per­for­mance of Remem­brances at Merkin Con­cert Hall, and a per­for­mance of Design for Light­ning by trom­bon­ist Haim Avit­sur in Israel. As well, his music has been per­formed in Bul­garia and Japan. In New York, some venues have included Sym­phony Space Thalia, CAMI Hall, the Eth­i­cal Cul­ture Soci­ety, and Mannes Col­lege of Music.

He began writ­ing songs at an early age, begin­ning for­mal piano and com­po­si­tion study at 13. He earned his BA in Music Com­po­si­tion from Black­burn Col­lege (Illi­nois), grad­u­at­ing magna cum laude. He is cur­rently pur­su­ing his Mas­ters at SUNY Empire State.

Richard Rus­sell has been active in the New York Com­posers Cir­cle for sev­eral years, hav­ing served on its Steer­ing Com­mit­tee and act­ing as Man­ag­ing Direc­tor. Cur­rently, he acts as the NYCC web­mas­ter and In The Loop newslet­ter editor.

Richard Russell’s music is pub­lished by Design for Light­ning Music (ASCAP).

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About the Author

This was written by Richard D. Russell, New York City based composer of fine music.