RICHARD AN (b.1995) was born and raised in Los Angeles.
He began piano lessons at the age of four and began composing through a school arts competition in high school. Soon after, he was selected for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Composer Fellowship Program, taught by James Matheson and A.J. McCaffrey.
Through this innovative program, Richard wrote his Miniatures for String Quartet, new/old, Piece for Pierrot Ensemble, quartet and Monitor, which the Los Angeles Philharmonic premiered in April 2013.
During his undergraduate Composition Degree studies at the USC Thornton School of Music, studying with Donald Crockett, Brian Head, Andrew Norman and Frank Ticheli, he's written many pieces, including Five Etudes for Piano, quartet for four bassoons., and Piano Concertino.
Richard performs often as pianist, percussionist, electronic musician and vocalist in numerous groups, constantly performing and premiering new music. He is also the Executive Director of USC Kazan Taiko (2016-2017), a Japanese taiko drumming group based at USC, and is a member of the USC Chamber Singers under Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe.