Richard with APRA Award
Richard Charlton
Richard Charlton
The very latest stuff!
News, new works, new CDs:

Tim Kain premiered my very latest solo work, the Sonata of Forgotten Dreams on the 11 January at the 2016 Taranaki Guitar Summer School.

Just out! "Ask Me Tomorrow", a new CD by John Couch that contains my work for violin & guitar, Night Rain in a Tropical Garden.
See News.

Guitarissimo 2015 in Adelaide. A whole concert of my chamber & solo guitar music was presented at the Elder Conservatorium in October.
See News.

JGO Hamburg wins the "Plucked String" section in the 9th Landesorchester Competition performing  The Journey of Light and Shade, my latest ensemble work commissioned by them.  See News.

I was Mairi Nicolson's guest on her ABC Classic-FM "Music Makers" program in January last year. More info here.

My Spanish folksong and Klezmer arrangements are out on a new CD, Canto Antigo. Violin and two guitars; Zia Shin, Lee Song-Ou and Oliver Fartach-Naini. See my News Page.

With the Sydney Guitar Trio - Raff and Janet.

"Richard Charlton is producing some of the most inspired and accessible guitar works of the present era" - an extract from a review in the UK magazine, Classical Guitar.  More...

Watch some YouTube videos of my music:

BLACK OPAL PRELUDE -listen to Anton Baranov, 2013 GFA winner from Russia

ROMANZA -for guitar duo

BERCEUSE -check-out this very artistic version by Chinese guitarist Wu Di

PARTIAL ECLIPSE, performed by 100 young guitarists in the '2014 Who's Next' Festival in Schouwburg Almere, Netherlands. Conducted by Peter Constant

Hear another recent guitar ensemble work as played at the 2013 Sydney Guitar Summer School . . . GREAT BARRIER

Go to my "LISTEN & PLAY" page for more sound files or go to my "ORDER" page to buy music . . .
Richard Charlton is widely recognised as one of Australia's leading guitarist/composers.

His works have been recorded & performed by many leading Australian and international players.

Richard's music combines a love of melody with a keen sense of harmonic & formal structure - music "to entice ear as well as the intellect"  More...

(Northern Herald).