Dr Richard Craig

Job title:

Teaching Fellow in Performance


Director of Performance


Alison House


Richard Craig has a multifaceted career as teacher, performer, composer/improviser and independent researcher. He studied flute at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Richard Blake, and later with Mario Caroli at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg, France. Specialising in contemporary music, Richard has performed with groups such as ELISION, Musikfabrik, Klangforum Wien, the Estonian Radio Choir, the RTÉ Orchestra and Das Experimentalstudio Ensemble, which has taken him to international festivals such as Maerzmusik Berlin, Wittener Tage für Neue Musik, the Venice Biennale, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Festival D'Automne in Paris and the Lincoln Center Festival New York. He is a member of the Riot Ensemble.

As a recording artist he has released two solo discs (INWARD and VALE) on the Mètier label, as well as numerous chamber music recordings and radio broadcasts for WDR and the the BBC. Alongside his work as a performer, Richard gives masterclasses and seminars. He was a Visiting Fellow in Performance at the University of Aberdeen 2010 – 2012. In 2015 he was appointed as a lecturer and Head of Performance at Bangor University, Wales, a post he held until 2019. During this time he was also an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Huddersfield. Richard is currently Director of Performance at the University of Edinburgh. 

As a composer Richard had received support from Creative Scotland for his recent work - Silent Structures for flute, cello and video (2022) and CLARION (2023). He is active as an improviser and his creative practice engages with the visual and sonic arts.

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