Remembering Gill

28th March 2024

Many of you will already have heard that Richard’s widow, Gill, who was the driving force behind the establishment of The Richard Stoker Trust died on 13th February. Her funeral was held on Monday 18th March. If you were unable to attend, you can watch a recording of it
by clicking here.

Thanks to Musicians

25th April 2023

Many thanks to Karen Wong (flute) and Lance Mok (piano) for adding works by Richard to their repertoires, and performing them in concerts in London, Kent, Buckinghamshire and Surrey (please see Music tab for YouTube links). Also thanks to Hazalen Tang (bassoon) for joining Karen and Lance (as the Trio Fioritura) to perform Richard’s Four Miniatures in Buckinghamshire and Kent.

Thanks also to guitarists Paul Gregory and Martin Vishnick for performing, respectively, Richard’s Sonatina (in Sussex) and Pieces for Polita (in London).

Special thanks to composer Malcolm Singer for setting Richard’s poem, written in Paris in January 1963 on the death of Francis Poulenc (when Richard was studying with Nadia Boulanger as a Mendelssohn scholar), and to bass-baritone Jacob Harrison for his performance, accompanied by Malcolm on the piano (please see Music tab for YouTube link).

The Richard Stoker Trust launches its website

7th April 2023

We are pleased to announce the launch of our website. On the site you can find information about the work of the Trust and its objectives; how to apply for funding; information about Richard Stoker, his life and work; recordings of some of his works, and video recordings of live performances of some of his pieces.