PRINCIPAL ORCHESTRAS:  (Conductor/Soloist)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Oxford Philharmonic

Royal Scottish Orchestra

BBC Scottish Symphony

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (Eire)

RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Belgium National Symphony

Israel Chamber Orchestra

Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra

Japan Philharmonic

Sapporo Symphony Orchestra

Walla Walla Symphony (Washington)

Portland Chamber Orchestra (Oregon)

Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana

Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira

Mexico-City Philharmonic

Mexico National Symphony

Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM (Mexico-City)

Orquesta Carlos Chávez

Camarata de Coahuila

Filarmónica de Querétaro

Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México

Orquesta Sinfónica del Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Filarmónica de Jalisco

Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa 

Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de Guanajuato

Orquesta Sinfónica de la UANL (Monterrey)

Polish National Radio Symphony

Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Koszalińskiej (Poland)

Radio Orchestra of Romania

Târgu Mureş “Constantin Silvestri” Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania)

Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra

Presidential Symphony Orchestra (Turkey)

Istanbul Chamber Orchestra

Antwerp Philharmonic

Queensland Youth Symphony

Hong Kong Philharmonic

Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra




Akeo Watanabe

Sir Andrew Davis

Maxim Shostakovich

Bryden Thompson

Enrique Bátiz

José Guadalupe Flores

Christopher Adey

Guido Ajomone-Marsan

Roberto Tibiriça

Lutero Rodrigues

Osvaldo Colarusso

Colmon Pearce

Heinz Fricke

Christopher Seaman

Kazuo Yamada

Cem Mansur

Fernando Lozano

Jesus Medina

Herrera de la Fuente

Herbert Soudaint

Ronald Zollman

Yaakov Bergman

Enrique Barrios

Ramón Shade

Lim Kek Tjiang 

Kurt Redel

James Loughran

Marios Papadopoulos

Andrew Morley

Enrique Diemecke 

Stefan Soltesz

Francisco Savín

Andrej Cwojdzinski

Gary Bertini

Louis Frémaux


"There is not the slightest doubt that Richard Markson has 'star quality'. His qualities are the ones to be treasured: personality, temperament, sensitivity, faith."    - Paul Tortelier

    "I consider Richard Markson to be one of the most outstanding cellists in the world today."  Claudio Arrau

  "He has much talent and the intelligence of the mind and the heart."                                        - Pierre Fournier

Richard Markson

 Richard Markson's musical destiny was foreshadowed at the age of twelve when Paul Tortelier, invited him to Paris to become his pupil. He later worked with Pierre Fournier, whose lifelong support became instrumental in the development of his solo career. A much acclaimed London début, at which The Times proclaimed him “A quite outstanding cellist”, led to engagements throughout the world. In addition to appearances in his native Britain, the USA and Europe, he has completed twenty-six world tours extending from the Far East to Latin America.

A new dimension to Markson’s career was initiated in the mid-eighties when he began to develop as a conductor under the guidance of his mentor, the distinguished American conductor, Ezra Rachlin. Since taking up the baton, conducting has claimed a significant proportion of his performing activities associating with orchestras as far afield as Australasia and South America and often featuring joint appearances as soloist and conductor.

Chamber music plays an integral part in Richard Markson‘s artistic life. For many years he partnered Michael Roll and Mayumi Fujikawa in a piano trio. He has also enjoyed musical partnerships with Peter Frankl, Nobuko Imai, Jean-Rodolphe Kars, Gerald Robbins, Cristina Ortíz, John O’Connor, Jorge Federico Osorio and Bernard Flavigny. The Markson/Osorio Duo began more than twenty years ago and has performed throughout Europe, Latin America and Japan.

In addition to his Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and Senior Fellowship at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, his interest in teaching has led to association with the major musical educational establishments of Australia, Japan, Great Britain, Mexico, Brazil and the United States. 

His CD releases include the complete Bach Suites for Meridian Records, the complete Beethoven and Brahms Sonatas with Jorge Federico Osorio for ASV & Regis respectively, the Dvorak Cello Concerto, & the Haydn Concerti in C & G.