Richard Bullen recently completed a PhD with David Sawer at the Royal Academy of Music where he also had lessons with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Sir Harrison Birtwistle.
His works have been performed by several leading UK new music ensembles, and have been broadcast on national radio. He won a BASCA British Composer Award in 2011 and received a second nomination in 2013 for Elemental Songs and Dances, a large-scale cantata commissioned by Spitalfields Music for baritone, ensemble and 120 school children (ages 7-9).
Elemental Songs and Dances is a large-scale cantata commissioned by Spitalfields Music and the Royal Academy of Music for baritone solo, 120 school children from Tower Hamlets (ages 7-9) and ensemble. Its premiere performance was on the 4 February 2013 at Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London.