Richard Narroway


Praised by Gramophone Magazine for his “captivating sensitivity” and “exhilarating authority,” Australian cellist Richard Narroway enjoys an international career as a soughtafter performer, recording artist, and teacher. He has given performances across Australia, North America, Europe, and Asia, including concerts at the Kennedy Center, Chicago Symphony Center, Koerner Hall, and the Sydney Opera House. In 2017, Richard made his recording debut with Bach’s Six Cello Suites, released to international acclaim. Gramophone described the recording as “riveting…an adventure in expressive possibility.” Richard was awarded top prizes at the 2010 Stulberg International String Competition, Third Beijing International Cello Competition, the Australian Youth Classical Music Competition, and the Australian Music Foundation Young Musician Award, and was recently awarded the prestigious 2020 Freedman Classical Fellowship. Richard was a founding member of contemporary music ensemble Four Corners Ensemble (4CE), and the cofounder and artistic director of Chamber Music Michigan. A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and Northwestern University, Richard completed his Doctorate at the University of Michigan. In 2018 he was named a Rebanks Fellow at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Currently, Richard is Lecturer in Cello at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne.