Richard Raymond is a music lover's dream. His playing is reminiscent of history's great pianists. Its depth, passion, virtuosity and individuality combine to set him apart from others of his generation.
Richard Raymond has won virtually every award there is to win in Canada: all the top prizes at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition, the "International Stepping Stone" of the Canadian Music Competition, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporations Young Performer's Competition. In 1992 he was finally recognized on the international scene: He became only the second Canadian to win the prestigious Montreal International Competition triumphing over 49 contestants from 18 countries. Soon after, he won major prizes in the United States and in Europe: at the prestigious Van Cliburn Competition-the first award ever to go to a Canadian artist in this competition-as well as at the William Kapell and Vianna da Motta International Piano Competition. He is the recipient of the prestigious Virginia Parker Prize awarded by the Canada Council.