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Piano Illuminato – a unique fusion of sound and light

Im very excited to be working with Zero – a talented visual artist and member of the Illuminart team, on a new show to be presented during the Adelaide Fringe 2016. Between now and the performance on Feb 25th as part of a concert series called ‘One Night Only‘, we are creating an engaging, beautiful and uplifting...Continue reading

A Beauiful Piano Tribute to Erik Satie

Like many people, I was affected by the music of Erik Satie at an early age.  His famous Gymnopedies, with their elegant simplicty and and the other-worldly beauty of the Gnossiennes had a profound effect on me and along with other French composers of a similar period (Debussy, Ravel and Poulenc) strongly influenced the way...Continue reading

Classically Chilled Piano – coming to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Following a terrific run at the 2014 Adelaide Fringe playing to full houses and receiving a wonderful review, Im very excited to be bringing my show Classically Chilled Piano to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015 from Tues 25th to Sat 29th. I’ve once again got a lovely venue, theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, and I’ll be performing...Continue reading

An Adelaide Fringe just gone and an Edinburgh Fringe to come

As another Adelaide Fringe draws to a breathless close, an opportunity to reflect on my third time as a participant.  Really pleased that my Adelaide show in Ayers House sold out and I also had a pleasant evening in a smaller venue called the Courthouse Cultural Centre up in the Clare Valley. As well as...Continue reading

In The Moment – album of beautiful, meditative piano improvisations, out now

Well, dear friends, my album of solo piano improvisations called “In the Moment” is finally available to download and purchase on CD. Artists often talk about “getting out of the way” of the creative process, so Ive taken that to its conclusion; by composing and recording in real time. I’m really pleased with the results,...Continue reading

Fringe Review of Classically Chilled Piano: ‘Outstanding Show’

Rich Batsford returns to the Adelaide Fringe Festival with new compositions and wonderfully melodic tunes of Ludovico Einaudi in a beautiful location. His music and love for the piano is inspiring and the tunes conjure a range of emotions and strong responses. The pieces speak strongly of love, gladness, reverence and tranquillity. Rich Batsford captivates...Continue reading
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