Richard Hinsley Solo Piano

Flight Over A Mountain

This piece is evocative of a sense of freedom and movement similar to a bird in flight soaring high in the sky for example, with a melody that seems to conjure up just such an image. Again, the use of a static bass note coupled with an expansive melody in the right hand throughout the majority of the piece helps to accentuate the effect. The bridge section maintains the repeated bass note idea as it builds towards the introduction of the original idea and conclusion of the piece.

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Richard Hinsley Solo Piano

Night Wind

A delicate waltz in a major key with a simple melody overlaying an arpeggiated left hand movement maintained throughout the piece, reaching a semi-crescendo on two occasions with a right hand octave motif played over the same left hand pattern separated by a bridge section played on the higher register of the piano.

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Richard Hinsley Solo Piano

Chasing The Rain

The album ends on an optimistic note with an up tempo offering which one concert goer described as being in a “Riverdance” style after a recent performance of the work. It is a vibrant high octane piece with lots of energy and was originally composed for inclusion in a music library compilation CD ,where the brief was to produce a piece of music with a “Scottish feel”. The title is therefore an oblique reference to the weather in that part of the world. This piece along with “Calm Before The Storm” and “Celestial” is the last in an interesting trilogy of pieces played periodically at live performances as they blend well tonally and contrast sympathetically in terms of style and tempo.

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Richard Hinsley Solo Piano

An accomplished solo pianist and composer, Richard Hinsley is currently promoting his second album: Stain on the Sunset, released in June 2017.

Richard Hinsley Solo PianoFrom his early days as a chorister Richard has shown great commitment to a varied musical career that has encompassed organ study, stints on the club circuit, a brief encounter with synth rock, composing library music and more recently playing guitar in a five piece jazz ensemble.

Richard's real passion is the solo piano and this shines through with every performance of his self-composed pieces that are varied but have an unmistakable thread.

If you're lucky enough to catch one of Richard's performances then you're in for a treat.