Work is currently underway scoring some of Richards works to be performed and recorded by the esteemed classical ensemble ‘The Acacia Quartet’ in July 2023.
At last writing he had written 24 new pieces and variations as a set of 12 preludes in all the keys for 2 violin/viola and cello. Works are to be scored and recorded at the legendary acoustic studio at Four Winds festival site in Bermagui.
In twelve years Acacia Quartet have won great respect for their versatile and inventive programs. Acacia have recorded twelve albums, with ‘Blue Silence’ earning a nomination for an APRA-AMCOS Art Music ‘Award for Excellence’.
Acacia are passionate about supporting Australian composers, working with young musicians, and sharing their love of music with audiences of all ages. Their performances feature regularly on radio stations around the world. Acacia’s engagements in Australia include the Sydney Opera House, City Recital Hall Sydney, Melbourne Recital Hall, as well as extensive touring through regional NSW and Victoria. Acacia had their international debut in Vancouver, Canada at the Roundhouse in June 2016. The following year, Acacia Quartet were invited by the Christine Raphael Foundation to give their European debut, where they performed concerts in Berlin and recorded a CD with three string quartets by Günter Raphael.