Richard Barnard is a British composer.
His music explores a relationship with nature, sound and silence, finding new connections with music of the past.
"The music is fascinating: like a series of sound-paintings. The score is full of strangely eloquent dissonance, producing mysterious depths and colours to explore throughout."
Charlotte Valori (One Stop Arts/Bachtrack) on The Hidden Valley
"His music combines complexity with ravishing beautyā€¯
Rhian Hutchings (Welsh National Opera / Operasonic)

He has written music for Welsh National Opera, Juice, BBC Singers, Opera North, Concanenda, Exultate Singers and Delta Saxophone Quartet.
He co-founded and ran the acclaimed Elektrostatic project at the Colston Hall and Arnolfini.
He produces new family opera and designs and delivers innovative education projects with many of the UK's leading musicians.