About Richard

Born in Birmingham, violinist and pianist Richard Toomer started playing music from a very early age. With the support and backing from his music loving parents Richard went on to achieve grade 8 on both the violin (with distinction) and the piano. He then went on to study for his B.A (Hons) at one of the top music colleges in the country -The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Richard has a real passion for all genres of music and although he trained as a classical musician he has gone on to establish himself as an accomplished and versatile performer. His current repertoire includes classical, pop, rock, jazz and musical theatre right through to film music and jazz.

Repertoire

‘What a lovely man! Everything was perfect! Great communication, very attentive to detail in what I wanted! Fabulous! Would definitely recommend! So glad we found you!’
Stacey (A happy bride)

‘Richard played the Intermezzo from Mascani's Cavalleria Rusticana at our wedding with such passion and skill. It was a highlight of the service, and of the whole day!’
Judith

Thank you to all my clients that take their time to drop me a line after the event.

 

Philharmonic to Exe Valley String Quartet

Richard toomer about meRichard regularly plays with orchestras across Devon and the South West of England including the nationally renowned British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. He is also now the principal violinist with the well known Exe Valley String Quartet. Richard is also an experienced music arranger who regularly takes requests and arranges a bespoke version for the string quartet to play at weddings and other special occasions.

 

Choral Society to Rock Choir

Richard toomer rock choirRichard is a highly sought after musical director having conducted orchestras and Choral societies all over the West Midlands and more recently in Devon and the South West of England. As a musical theatre director he has just recently rehearsed and conducted ‘Singing in the Rain’ which was his 50th production.

 

Fun all over Devon and Cornwall!

Richard Toomer Rock Choir groupIn September 2017 he took up the position of Choir leader for Rock Choirs in the South Devon area and performs all over Devon and Cornwall. This role also takes Richard all over the UK with performance credits in many of the larger more prestigious concert venues including Hyde Park in London and The Last Night of the Proms - ‘Proms in the Park’ where he shared the stage with Michael Ball, Josh Groban and Gladys Knight and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

A wedding favourite - All of Me by John Legend.
This is one of the most popular piano pieces for the bride to walk down the isle to.