Richard Drehoff Jr.

Drehoff Jr.
Art Discipline: 
Baltimore, MD
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Aug 16, 2021 to Aug 27, 2021

Richard Drehoff Jr. is a composer and pianist interested in creating works that explore a level of intimacy between performers and audiences. His music strives to manipulate our perceptions of time to develop a unique psychological affect for each piece, often juxtaposing the most fragile of sounds with obtrusive and harsh sonorities. 

Richard is the Co-Director of earspace, a North Carolina-based ensemble dedicated to the cultivation of invigorating and immersive performances of contemporary compositions, often featuring collaborations with video and mixed media artists. His works have been performed by earspace, the Mivos Quartet, the ECCE Ensemble, members of Ensemble Paramirabo, and the New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble. 

Richard holds degrees in composition (M.M.) and theory pedagogy (M.M.) from the Peabody Conservatory, studying with Michael Hersch, Felipe Lara, and Ildar Khannanov, and a degree in music and mathematics (B.M.) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Photo credit: headshot by James Matthew Daniel