Richard Dowling was hailed by The New York Times as “an especially impressive fine pianist”. Dowling appears regularly across the United States in solo recitals, at chamber music and jazz/ragtime festivals, and as a guest soloist in concerto performances with orchestras. On April 1, 2017, Dowling performed the complete piano works of the renowned American ragtime composer Scott Joplin in two historic sold-out recitals at Carnegie Hall, exactly 100 years to the day Joplin died in New York. He is the first pianist to perform the complete cycle of Joplin's 53 rags, marches, waltzes and cakewalks in public. Rivermont Records recently released his new three-CD set, The Complete Piano Works of Scott Joplin. Veteran celebrity ragtime pianist Max Morath says "Richard Dowling's mastery of the Joplin rags invokes a tenderness that charms us and a technical command that inspires our admiration."
Dowling has received performance reviews that praise him as “a master of creating beautiful sounds with impeccable control of colors and textures” and as “a musician with something to say, the skill to say it and the magnetic power to make you want to listen” and for giving “a superb recital that left the audience craving for more at the end.”
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