Richard Chowenhill is an award-winning composer and guitarist whose music has been performed the world over. His music has been featured on the programs of the Cortona Sessions for New Music (Italy), the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Empyrean Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Wellesley Composers Conference (Tony Arnold, soloist), the Lydian String Quartet, the Talujon Percussion Ensemble, the Beat City Percussion Ensemble, Music From China, members of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, members of the UC Davis Early Music Ensemble, the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble, and numerous other soloists and ensembles. Originally from California, Richard has performed as a guitar player in numerous California-based bands and chamber ensembles. Currently he performs with the Boston-based experimental group Ehnahre, and appears on both of the group’s 2016 commercial releases. Drawing influence from his experiences performing in rock and metal bands, chamber ensembles, orchestras, jazz groups, an early music ensemble, several theatre productions, and a Hindustani vocal ensemble, his compositions frequently reflect his diverse musical background. Richard is currently the resident composer and associate artistic director with the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble and is pursuing a Ph.D. in music composition and theory at Brandeis University.