Richard Davis is a former principal flute with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.  In 2010, Richard stepped into an indisposed conductor's shoes and conducted the BBC Philharmonic with only a few hours' notice. The live broadcast concert resulted in praise from the press – being described as ‘an exemplary conductor’ in Ariel magazine – letters of admiration from listeners followed along with much additional conducting work.and he now regularly conducts professional orchestras in concerts, recordings, radio broadcasts and on television. He has also directed operas and requiem masses with the BBC Singers. Over the last few years, Richard has been conducting regularly throughout Australia working, most recently, with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

He is known for his wide-ranging repertoire, allowing him to conduct projects across many genres – from television soundtracks and family concerts to recording avant-garde world premieres and performing the symphonies of Mahler and Dvorak.

Richard has conducted the BBC Philharmonic several times at major rock events – online, on television and on national radio – with chart-topping groups such as The 1975 and Clean Bandit. The former recently won the BBC Music Award for best live performance of 2016 and the latter was subsequently made into a Warner Music CD and DVD.

Recent conducting collaborations have also included working with Oscar-winning and ‘Gravity’ composer Steve Price, on a WW1 tribute for BBC television shown every year, across the BBC network, on Remembrance Day.