Richard Dowling

New York, NY
Updated 9/11/2016

Hailed by The New York Times as “an especially impressive fine pianist,” Steinway Artist Richard Dowling appears regularly throughout the United States in solo recitals, at classical chamber music festivals, ragtime/jazz festivals, and as guest soloist with symphony orchestras. Works of Chopin, Ravel, Gershwin, and ragtime figure prominently in his repertoire. He has received reviews that praise him as “a master of creating beautiful sounds with impeccable control of colors and textures,” 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.” Mr. Dowling will perform the complete piano works of Scott Joplin in two historic recitals at Carnegie Hall next spring on Saturday afternoon and evening, April 1, 2017 — exactly 100 years to the day that Joplin died in New York.

Richard Dowling will be the first pianist in history to perform the complete cycle of Joplin’s piano works in public. Throughout 2017 he will perform all-Joplin recitals nationwide. Rivermont Records has just released Mr. Dowling’s 3-CD set, The Complete Piano Works of Scott Joplin. For more information about Mr. Dowling’s 2017 Joplin concerts and recordings, visit his website at