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Richard Markson's musical destiny was foreshadowed at the age of twelve when Paul Tortelier invited him to Paris to become his student.  He subsequently worked with Pierre Fournier whose lifelong support was instrumental in the development of his solo career.  His acclaimed London debut, in which The Times hailed him as “an outstanding cellist”, opened the doors for new concerts around the world. He has performed in his native England, the United States and Europe, completing twenty-six world tours that stretch from the Far East to Latin America. A new dimension in Markson's career was initiated in the mid-1980s when he began to develop in conducting under the guidance of his mentor, the distinguished American conductor Ezra Rachlin.  Since taking the baton, conducting has claimed a significant portion of its activities in performance, associating with orchestras ranging from Australia to South America and often appearing as soloist and conductor simultaneously. Chamber music plays an integral part in Richard Markson's artistic life.  For many years he has formed a piano trio together with Michael Roll and Mayumi Fujikawa.  He has also participated in musical society with Peter Frankl, Nobuko Imai, Jean-Rodolphe Kars, Gerald Robbins, Cristina Ortiz, John O'Connor and Jorge Federico Osorio.  The Markson/Osorio duo started over twenty years ago and have performed in Europe, Latin America and Japan. His interest in the field of teaching has led him to participate in the most important musical educational establishments in Australia, Japan, England and the USA.  and was recently appointed as a "Senior Fellowship" at Trinity College of Music in London. His most recent recordings include the complete Bach Suites for solo cello for Meridian Records, the complete Beethoven and Brahms sonatas with Jorge Federico Osorio for ASV & Regis respectively, and the Dvořák Concerto with the Querétaro Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by José Guadalupe Flores. .

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