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Richard Stoker
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Born in Castleford, West Yorkshire
Born on 8th of November 1938

Born 1938 - English composer, pianist and writer.

Trained at the Royal Academy of Music and in Paris. Composes mainly chamber and orchestral music. Editor of Composer Magazine. Written novels Tanglewood (1990) and Diva (1992). Published his autobiography in 1985.

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