is a composer and currently Professor of Composition at Cambridge University. He studied at the University of York, the Royal College of Music and the Scuola Civica in Milan, where his teachers included Franco Donatoni.
Richard has been described as "one of the most courageous and uncompromising artists we have". He first came to prominence with the première by the London Sinfonietta of The Persistence of Memory (1995), and has subsequently worked with ensembles such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Recherche and the Nash Ensemble, among many others.
NMC's portrait disc of Causton's work (NMC D192) was listed as 'Outstanding' in International Record Review and was No.1 in the Sunday Times' 100 Best Records of the Year 2014 (Contemporary Composers section). More recently, his orchestral piece Ik zeg: NU was included in the 2019 International Rostrum of Composers and has since been broadcast in more than twenty-seven countries worldwide.