About

 WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF

RICHARD PANTCHEFF

COMPOSER AND CONDUCTOR

 

Richard Pantcheff is internationally renowned as one of the finest contemporary composers of Choral, Organ, Chamber and other instrumental music. He divides his time between South Africa, where he is Director of Music and Composer in Residence at the Anglican Church of St. George in Johannesburg, and London, where he was recently appointed a Patron of the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music.

His compositions have received wide acclaim from performers, critics, and audiences all across the world for their originality, technical brilliance, and emotional power:

“…an articulate compositional voice…”

“…exquisitely rewarding…”

“…totally pleasing to the ear…”

“…a renowned composer with an established reputation…”

“…Pantcheff’s style is basically tonal, but has a wonderful turn of melodic phrase, by using expressionist dissonance…”

“…one of the UK’s foremost composers…”

This recital deserves to be heard for Pantcheff’s setting…”

“…compelling…”

“…a fine new piece…”

“The overall feeling is sharp and spiky, modulated by a good feel for texture…”

“…full of lyricism, passion, and energy…”

“…powerful…”

“It is with the Five Elizabethan Lyrics by Richard Pantcheff that the programme takes a leap upwards…”

“Pantcheff’s dynamic musical setting, with its vivid contrasts of harmonic colour, reflects in turn the excitement and the glory of the dawning of the new age…”

“…a searching, gritty, dialogue between the two instruments…”

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