Doctor of Music


My travels have taken me to nearly every major continent in the capacities of a recitalist, soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and competitor.

I received a baccalaureate from Eastman School. While earning a doctorate from Indiana University, I coached and studied under Menahem Pressler and Rostislav Dubinsky, Leonard Hokanson, Mario Feninger, Balint Vazsonyi and Michel Block, with numerous master class participations with Pinchas Zukerman, Gyorgy Sebök, James Tocco, Sequeira Costa and Elizabeth Schwarzkopf.

As a winner of several competitions, I competed in Moscow at the Tchaikovsky Competition and was a semifinalist at both the Beethoven Klavierwettbewerb in Vienna and the Pretoria Competition in South Africa.

Richard Bosworth with President Bill Clinton at official state dinner, where he performed for all 50 Governors. (Official White House photo)

In 1999, I gave a guest performance at the White House in Washington, DC by invitation of President Clinton and the fifty State Governors.

In 2005, I debuted the first interactive music program to combine internet resources and multi-media at Lincoln Center, New York.

In January of 2008, I performed for the Pianoforte Foundation, Chicago. The performance featured the music of Frederic Chopin and was broadcast live on WFMT. Other radio appearances have included WQXR and SIRIUS Satellite Radio (New York) as well as WGBH (Boston).

In addition to playing all the major repertory, I consider myself a  champion of contemporary works, often premiering them at convention workshops. I also enjoy jazz and composition as part of my creative output.

I reside in Portland, Oregon, where I teach and perform locally as a soloist and collaborative artist.

Domestic and International Appearances

  • Naples Philharmonic - Numerous appearances as guest soloist with conductors Keith Lockhart and Erich Kunzel
  • Regular guest appearances over the past 11 years in Naples, FL - Naples Philharmonic Chamber Series
  • The White House – State Dinner with the 50 State Governors - Guest soloist and accompanist at the invitation of President William J. Clinton
  • Hermann Prey, baritone – Personal accompanist in the U.S. German and American Repertoire
  • Norwegian Foreign Ministry – South and North American Tour of Brazil, Argentina, USA, and Canada - Chamber works by contemporary Norwegian composers for flute and piano
  • National Theatre, Washington, DC - Guest accompanist, Opera Music Theater International (OMTI)
  • Duo Recital at Florida State University (FSU), with Torkil Bye, Principal Flute, Oslo Philharmonic
  • Wigmore Hall Debut Recital in London, England
  • Slovak Sinfonietta - Several guest artist appearances with conductor, Anthony Armoré
  • Temporada Flautistica Internacional - Accompanist for several artists with standard flute repertory in Lima, Peru
  • Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Portland, OR - Guest soloist with conductors,  Anthony Armoré and John Trudeau
  • Filharmonia Sudecka - Guest Conductor, Anthony Armoré - Concerto appearance in Walbrzych, Poland
  • Vraza Philharmonic - Guest Conductor, Anthony Armoré - Concerto appearance in Vraza, Bulgaria
  • Yaquina Chamber Orchestra - Conductor, Anthony Armoré - Concerto appearances in Newport, OR
  • Charlotte Symphony Orchestra - Conductor, Janita Hauk - Concerto appearances in Port Charlotte, FL
  • Southeast Horn Convention - Accompanist for Michael Thompson and Eric Ruske at the University of Alabama
  • University of Alabama - Performed solo, chamber music and composer symposiums and member of Cadek Trio in Tuscaloosa, AL


  • ‍Chamber performances WQXR-FM / New York, NY and WGBH-FM / Boston, MA


  • Colors: Music of James Stephenson Premiere of James Stephenson’s Sonata for Trumpet and Piano Recorded at Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts
  • Inner Visions, Volume XIV, Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) Premiere of James Paul Sain’s Dystopia for Alto/Soprano Saxophone and Piano Produced by Capstone Records
  • RETURNS: Pacific Northwest Composers from Central Europe Premiere of Klaus Cornell’s Réclère: Metaphor Piano for Piano and Orchestra Recorded by VDE Gallo Records of Switzerland