Richard Buck has been appointed the Chapel’s next Steward, taking over the role on 19 April. Richard is 28 years old, a native of South Northamptonshire and is currently the Verger at St George’s Church, Hanover Square. He has lived in London since 2011 when he began studying the Trombone at the Royal Academy of Music under Robert Hughes and Keith McNicholl. Whilst studying at the Academy, he was privileged to work with esteemed musicians including: Sir Mark Elder, Semyon Bychkov, Elgar Howarth and Trevor Pinnock. During his time at the Academy, he was the President of the Student’s Union and also created a professional Brass Trio which he still plays in when time allows.
A keen student of the affairs and history of the Middle East, Richard enjoys attending talks at Chatham House and the London School of Economics. To relax in the summer months, he can be found at Lords following the highs and lows of Middlesex County Cricket club or the many fine eateries and public houses which Central London has to offer.
Richard is incredibly excited to be joining the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy with its rich history and tradition of dignified worship.