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 prestigious 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 Bosworth 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 (New York) and 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 Naples, Florida, where I teach and perform locally as a soloist and in chamber ensembles.

Domestic and International Appearances

  • Naples Philharmonic-Guest soloistConductors, Keith Lockhart and Erich Kunzel
  • Regular guest appearances over the past 11 years in Naples, FLNaples Philharmonic Chamber Series
  • The White House – State DinnerGuest soloist and accompanist at the invitation ofPresident William J. Clinton and the 50 State Governors
  • Hermann Prey, baritone – Personal Accompanist in the U.S.German and American Repertoire
  • Norwegian Foreign Ministry – South and North American TourBrazil, Argentina, USA, CanadaChamber works by contemporary Norwegian composers for flute and piano
  • National TheatreGuest Accompanist, Opera Music Theater International (OMTI)in Washington, DC
  • Duo Recital with Torkil ByePrincipal Flute, Oslo Philharmonic
  • Florida State University Performing Arts Series
  • Slovak SinfoniettaConductor, Anthony Armoré
  • Concerto appearances in Zilina, Slovakia and Portland, ORTemporada Flautistica Internacional
  • Accompanist for several artists with standard flute repertoire in Lima, Peru
  • Columbia Symphony OrchestraConductors, Anthony Armoré and John Trudeau
  • Concerto appearances in Portland, ORFilharmonica SudeckaGuest Conductor, Anthony Armoré
  • Concerto appearance in Walbrzych, PolandVraza PhilharmonicGuest Conductor, Anthony Armoré
  • Concerto appearance in Vraza, BulgariaYaquina Chamber OrchestraConductor, Anthony Armoré
  • Concerto appearances in Newport, ORCharlotte Symphony OrchestraConductor, Janita Hauk
  • Concerto appearances in Port Charlotte, FLSoutheast Horn Convention
  • Accompanist for Michael Thompson andEric Ruske at the University of AlabamaWigmore HallDebut Recital in London, England
  • University of AlabamaPerformed solo, chamber music and composer symposiumMember of Cadek Trio in Tuscaloosa, AL


  • ‍Chamber performances WQXR-FM / New York, NY andWGBH-FM Radio / Boston, MA


  • Colors: Music of James StephensonPremiere of James Stephenson’s Sonata for Trumpet and PianoRecorded 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 PianoProduced by Capstone Records
  • RETURNS: Pacific Northwest Composers from Central EuropePremiere of Klaus Cornell’s Réclère: Metaphor Piano for Piano and OrchestraRecorded by VDE Gallo Records of Switzerland