Richard Davis regularly conducts professional orchestras, such as the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic, in concerts, recordings, radio broadcasts and on television. He has also directed operas and requiem masses with the BBC Singers and has just been invited to make his debut with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO).
Richard’s role, at the MCM, includes training the Philharmonic Orchestra and also conducting the performances of our ‘flag-ship ensemble’ the Symphony Orchestra. He serves as chair of the Orchestra Advisory Committee which chooses suitable yet demanding repertoire and influences the day-to-day running of the orchestral program. In 2018, in addition to conducting all of the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s public concerts, he will also be taking them on a prestigious international tour to Asia.
Recently, in the Royal Albert Hall (London), Richard conducted the BBC Philharmonic on television at the UK Proms:
'Launching in with vibrancy and accuracy...conductor Richard Davis, virtually dancing on his podium, as he navigated his crew through yearning lines and briskly syncopated rhythms...his magnificently disciplined orchestra...superlative execution...rousing.’ Bachtrack.
He is known for his wide-ranging repertoire, allowing him to conduct projects across many genres – from television soundtracks and Family Concerts to recording avant-garde world premieres and performing the symphonies of Mahler and Dvorak.‘...the BBC Philharmonic, expertly conducted by Richard Davis’ RoyalAlbertHall.com
Richard has also conducted the BBC Philharmonic at major rock events – online, on television and on national radio – with chart-topping groups such as The 1975 and Clean Bandit. The former recently won the BBC Music Award for ‘Best Live Performance of 2016’ and the latter was subsequently made into a Warner Music CD and