Richard Mapp is a well-loved pianist who has toured many times for Chamber Music NZ, performed as a concerto soloist with all of the major NZ orchestras, and appeared as Chamber Music partner with the NZ String Quartet and other leading musicians in this country.
Richard Mapp graduated from the University of Otago, and later undertook postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. His Wigmore Hall debut received very favourable reviews, and this encouraged him to spend over ten years based in London performing and teaching. He is currently Senior Lecturer and Head of Piano Studies at Massey University in Wellington.
Richard Mapp has given solo recitals, performed chamber music and concertos, and has made radio recordings in more than a dozen countries. His 1999 CD of music by Granados for Meridian Records was extremely well reviewed in the BBC Music Magazine.