XVII GOLDEN KEY PIANO COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Richard’s Piano piece, The Jester’s Waltz, was awarded the Diploma in the Second Degree in National Professional Category in the Golden Key International Piano Composition Competition.
The composition (The Jester’s Waltz) has been recommended for the program of the World Composers Recital at the Golden Key Music Festival in Vienna, on July 31, 2024, where the Diploma and Winner’s Medal will be awarded to Richard on the stage of Vienna’s historic Ehrbar Hall during the Award Ceremony. A professional pianist has been chosen to perform and video/audio record the piece at the concert!
Richard’s Piano work, The Jester’s Waltz, received Honorable Mention (only American awarded!) in the Opus Dissonus Competition. World-renowned pianist, Artur Cimirro, will be recording the work and performing it on recital programs in order to disseminate the piece internationally!
In 2014, Bidwell’s Path was designated a Finalist / Instrumental Music Category in the UK Songwriting Contest. More recently, Richard’s song Warrior’s Hymn was designated a Finalist. 4 of his other songs are considered Semi-Finalists:
Stefan’s Song, Chicxulub: Dinosaur Musings on the Meaning of Life, Losing Love & Faerie’s Embrace.