The Mask in the Mirror
(b. 1954) Richard Thompson has appeared in live broadcasts for BBC Jazz and Classical Radio and Italian National Television and Radio. He has given concerts at La Piccola Scala in Milan, Italy, among many others. His orchestral appearances include the Harlem Festival Orchestra, the Boston Orchestra and Chorale, the Glasgow Chamber Orchestra, and the Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra. In 1999, Thompson was awarded the first Individual Artist Award for classical music composition from the Brooklyn Arts Council. He also has composed for films. As of fall 2020, Thompson is an associate professor of music at San Diego State University, where he teaches jazz performance and history. Thompson earned his undergraduate degree in music from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His master's is from Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he studied jazz piano with Kenny Barron and classical piano with Theodore Lettvin. He also holds a jazz diploma from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Thompson, Richard, "The Mask in the Mirror" (2017). Dunbar Music Archive. 359.