Christopher Richardson


Rye, NY
4 Played at 4 groupmuses!

Christopher Richardson



Christopher has received top prizes in numerous national and international piano competitions, including First Prize at the 2021 LA International Liszt Competition Budapest Division as well as First Prize and Best Chopin Prize at the 2016 MTNA National Competition. He recently won Third Prize at the 2022 Young Artist National MTNA Competition. He has performed in many venues across the United States, including the 2000-seat Music Tent in Aspen, Carnegie Hall, Finney Chapel, and Benaroya Hall. He has also appeared on NPR’s “From the Top,” TV program PIE on KCTS 9, and King FM 98.1. He spoke about and performed piano at the TEDxYouth@Redmond conference in Washington, and released his debut album, titled Wizard of Oz, in 2019.

Christopher is also an active music educator, being a faculty member of the Golden Key Piano School since 2019. He will pursue a DMA in piano performance at the University of Southern California under legendary conductor/pianist Jeffrey Kahane in Fall 2022.


Here is some of the repertoire I might perform/am learning (this is not an exhaustive list):

Bach Partita No. 2
Bach English Suite No. 6
Mozart Sonata in A Minor KV 310
Beethoven Sonata Op. 2 No. 2
Beethoven Sonata Op. 81a
Beethoven Sonata Op. 109
Schubert Sonata in A Major D. 959
Schubert Impromptus
Schumann Fantasy Op. 17
Chopin Nocturne Op. 27 No. 2
Chopin Ballade No. 1 Op. 23
Chopin Ballade No. 4 Op. 52
Chopin Polonaise Op. 53
Chopin Polonaise-Fantasy Op. 61
Chopin Sonata No. 3 Op. 58
Chopin Mazurkas Op. 59
Liszt Liebestraume No. 3
Liszt Dante Sonata
Liszt Rhapsodie Espagnol
Lyapunov Transcendental Etude No. 4 "Terek"
Lyapunov Transcendental Etude No. 10 "Lesghinka"
Faure Nocturne Op. 63
Scriabin Fantasy Op. 28
Stravinsky Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka
Hamelin Prelude and Fugue


Past groupmuses (4)

  • Fundraiser for Ukrainian Refugees at The Polish Club of San Francisco

    Saturday, May 14, 2022 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Mission District, SF
    • Composers: Chopin, Szymanowski, Kilar
    • Instruments: Solo Piano
    • Price: $10 tickets ($8 for Supermusers)

    Happened about 2 years ago

  • National Chopin Competition run-through

    Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 4:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Southwest Berkeley, Berkeley
    • Composers: Chopin
    • Instruments: Solo Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Admiral District Groupmuse

    Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 6:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: North Admiral, West Seattle
    • Composers: Beethoven, Chopin, Stravinsky
    • Instruments: Solo Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Piano masterworks on Ashby

    Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Southwest Berkeley, Berkeley
    • Composers: Beethoven, Scriabin, Chopin, Stravinsky
    • Instruments: Solo Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 5 years ago