Richard Masi (Ricko)

  • Richard Masi (Ricko)
Musician, Graphic artist, Producer
Principal country concerned : Column : Music, Photo, Design
Papua New Guinea
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Richard Masi, born 31st March 1985. pianist, music producer, composer, graphic designer, music tutor

Richard is from Papua New Guinea (PNG). Growing up as a young musician he is known by is school friends and teachers as the musician. He would bring along his instruments to school and would take any opportunity to jam with his fellow school-mates in empty classrooms.

By the age of 12 he joined the church musicians playing at services and was performing on concerts around Port Moresby by the age of 15.

Richard decided to become a musician and took up Music at the Unversity of Papua New Guinea in 2004 majoring in Classical Piano. Later he was influenced by Music Lecturer and Mentor, Yawi Yambon to join the Jazz Ensemble. While studying in the university, Richard also decide to develop his other interest which is Visual Arts. He signed up for graphic arts in 2005. In 2007 Richard was instrumental in founding the Creative Arts Musicians Association(CAMA).

Richard now runs his our record label (Melanesian Vibes Studios) and performs with the "Raun Haus Jazz Quintet" as a session pianist.  


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