Leighton Rich, musician with a connection to Wales (Rhondda, Treherbert)
Leighton RichClassical music conductor. Holds of numerous awards within the teaching, conducting arena with the focus on brass band ensembles.
Connection: Born and raised in Treherbert, Rhondda Valley.
Can I say how flattered I am to see my name on the 'famous Welsh ' musicians web site. What you say is correct. My mother still lives in Treherbert with a sister in Pentre and another in Porthcawl. My friend Dr Barry Hewitt who is also from Treherbert and a musician but now lives in Canada told me about this site. Keep up the good work. Leighton Rich MBE.
June 2004, it is reported by the Daily Telegraph and others, that Leighton was honoured by Her Majesty the Queen with the award of MBE. This is probably an accurate reflection of his ability, capability and fame within the classical music world. his parents and siblings still live in or around Treherbert.
Leighton is a holder of the MBE, he and his wife attended at Buckingham Palace 4th. December 2004. Leighton is without doubt the foremost youth instrumentalist tutor and instructor of the late 20th century, breaking new ground with his methods and motivational skills and musical ability. His classical music interpretations are always precise and enviable!