The English counter-tenor, Richard Bryan, was began his initial music training at St. Michael's College, Tenbury where he became Head Chorister, and continued at Cambridge University, where he conducted his College Choir and was Honorary Choral Scholar at Jesus and Pembroke Colleges. He also found time to write and perform for the celebrated Footlights Comedy Revue, as well as representing the University at the 110m Hurdles.
Whilst at Cambridge Richard Bryan formed Cantabile, which for the next ten years became his full-time career.
Richard Bryan took a sabbatical from Cantabile which seemed to last most of the 1990's. During that time he did some fun stuff like a season of tall acting in the West End; lots of high singing around the world with people like Ton Koopman, Philippe Herreweghe and Andrew Litton; and a bit of musical misdirection with Ken Branagh on the movie Peter's Friends (the soundtrack for which got a BAFTA). He was also Arts correspondent for BBC Radio Guernsey, and on the side found time to co-found the Channel Islands' first Montessori School. His favourite singers are Bryn Terfel, Barbara Bonney, Andreas Scholl and the girl who did 'Nellie the Elephant'.