Richard Causton has been described as 'one of the most courageous and uncompromising artists working today'. His music has been performed internationally at venues such as the Lincoln Center, the Concertgebouw and the South Bank Centre in London. He has worked with ensembles including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken, London Sinfonietta, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Nash Ensemble.

His work is recorded on Metier, Orchid and NMC, whose disc Millennium Scenes (NMC D192) was listed as 'Outstanding' in International Record Review and No.1 in the Sunday Times' 100 Best Records of the Year.

Richard’s works include Ik zeg: NU (2019) premiered by Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra at London's Barbican Centre. It was one of just two works selected by the BBC to represent the UK at the International Rostrum of Composers, and has now been broadcast worldwide. It also features on an album of Richard's music (NMC D273) alongside his song-cycle La terra impareggiabile, which has been described as ‘surely a masterpiece’ (Gramophone magazine).

In addition to composition, Richard occasionally broadcasts for Italian radio (RAI Radio 3). He is currently Professor of Composition at the University of Cambridge.