Richard Haynes works regularly as a soloist and ensemble musician in collaboration with ensembles and festivals of international importance. He is well-known as a freelance artist through projects in the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Haynes was born in Brisbane, studied at the Queensland Conservatorium, Australia and at the Hochschule der Künste Bern, Switzerland. He is a doctor of philosophy candidate at SIAL (Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory), a part of the school of Architecture+Design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology whilst maintaining a busy career on both sides of the globe.
Haynes is the winner of major prizes in performance such as the 2003 Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year, the award for Best Performance of Australian Composition from the Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA) and the Australian Music Centre (AMC), a Lord Mayor of Brisbane Performing Arts Fellowship, the 2006 Musikpreis of the Berner Oddfellows (Switzerland), the prize for Most Outstanding Solist Diploma at the Hochschule der Künste Bern, the Tschumi Musikpreis and first prize at Concours Nicati, Switzerland.
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