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British stand-up, barefoot, un-classical guitarist and composer Richard Durrant's guitar playing is richly romantic, truly virtuosic and crosses all musical boundaries. He performs on concert guitar, tenor guitar, ukulele and a variety of other instruments. Richard was born in Brighton, England. By the time he entered the Royal College of Music, aged 18, he had already begun to explore classical, folk and contemporary music and had a growing reputation as a concert guitarist. Following his official debut recital at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London in July 1986, Richard turned sharply left and pursued his diverse interests in electro/acoustic music, improvisation, composition and multi-media. He has remained, by choice, outside of the classical music establishment ever since, in fact he recommends a total abandonment of what he calls “the C word”. Richard holds a Performers Diploma and teaching qualification from the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London, is an Associate of the RCM, is a Fellow of the London College of Music and is an Ambassador for the Brighton Youth Orchestra.