sLs Group Founder

sLs group founder is also a professional pianist and a studio musician .
Rik grew up in London, England, and began to learn piano at the age of five. He joined the local musical ensemble at the age of 9, From then on he dreamed of becoming a musician/pianist .

 

He was a prizewinner in’Young British Soloists of the Year'Competition of the London Symphony Orchestra.

1st prize in Music Performance Competition of the Imperial College Chamber Music Society.

1st prize in Chopin Interpretation Competition of Warsaw Conservatory.


Later on in university, he studied both Classical and Modern music 
at
Royal College of Music (Classical music) and London College of Music (Modern music) Besides music , he also studied psychology during his university life at Imperial College London.

 

Rik's genes and cultural background may explain some of his music and language skills: He is one-half British, one-quarter Japanese, and Korean, Chinese, German , Persian ancestry. He speaks 6 languages.
You are always welcome to connect with him on Instagram and test his language skills ;) 

Hobbies

He loves football ( soccer ), going to gym and exploring the world .He has 
been to over 60 countries, countless of places on seven continents. 

He likes taking photos in the morning. As early as possible that means less people around. ( Have a look at the *Gallery page )
Early morning photography can result in stunning images. 


Chartity work

Rik has been supporting Unicef since 2012. He has travelled to China, Middle East and Africa , visiting kids, to raise funds and donations for Unicef. 

Rik has also been donating *500 Electronic keyboards every year since 2014 .His campaign slogan is 'Everyone deserves an opportunity' to learn to play the piano.As a pianist , he would love to see a great pianist coming from Unicef children perform on stage in the future. 


Since establishing the Rik music Foundation in 2016, He has been actively supporting young pianists/musicians from all around the world. sLs Japan is also offering free language and piano lessons for orphans in Tokyo. Please contact us for more information .

Currently Rik has more than 100 million streams on Spotify. For more information about him and his music projects, You may visit his
Spotify profile.  or you may visit his official website - Rik the Romantic Period 

 

Rik is also  a sought-after studio musician .A very rare classical professional pianist with wide range of music genres. As a multi- instrumentalist, he often works with well-known international bands and artists such as ;


Adele(アデル)、Avril Lavigne(アヴリル・ラヴィーン)、 Green Day(グリーン・デイ)、Ian Brown(イアン・ブラウン)、Lily Allen(リリー・アレン)、Muse (ミューズ)、Radiohead(レディオヘッド)、Rita Ora(リタ・オラ), Robbie Williams(ロビー・ウィリアムズ)、Ennio Morricone(エンニオ・モリコーネ)、Yann Tiersen(ヤン・ティルセン)等

Dreams Come True(ドリームズ・カム・トゥルー)、HYDE(ハイド)、L'Arc-en-Ciel(ラルクアンシエル)、Misia(ミーシャ)、Sakamoto Ryuichi (坂本龍一) Yiruma(イルマ)等

He also played with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonie de Paris.
He also collaborated with a few TV stations such as ; BBC UK, Fuji Television Japan, KBS Korea and TVB Hong Kong.

When words fail music speaks. He will let you listen to his music because “Music Does Not Lie".

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos - 20,21,22 & 23 
Recorded with 

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra

True Love Waits is A collaboration project with his musician clients..  Featuring music from Adele, L-Arc-En-Ciel, Lily Allen, Mayday, Muse and  Radiohead. All music/songs are copyrighted on Apple Music and Spotify. All Artists are Verified by Apple Music and Spotify. Fully-licensed , All rights of the produced and of the owner of the work reproduced reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of this recording prohibited.

Besides, he has collaborated with composers such as Ennio Morricone, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yann Tiersen and Yiruma.。All music/songs are copyrighted on Apple Music and Spotify. All Artists are Verified by Apple Music and Spotify. Fully-licensed , All rights of the produced and of the owner of the work reproduced reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of this recording prohibited.

You don't need a ¥1 million yen piano or an expensive grand piano to play beautiful piano pieces. Beautiful piano music can be played by using a ¥100,000 keyboard. Rik will show you how ...( watch his practice video above, as a tour musician , he often travel and practice in hotel rooms )    
Us sospiro and Love Dream - composed by Franz Liszt 
played by Rik.

composed by Ennio Morricone , played by Rik ,collaboration with Ennio Morricone
movie - the legend of 1900 .    ( Practice session )