Richard Austin Borthwick recites the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, performs alongside the music of pianist Val Rutter, and also does healing through Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Massage.
Richard Austin grew up in the same corner of England as Gerard Manley Hopkins. Thus blessed with the correct native accent, he now recites Hopkins poetry all over the world. He discovered this poetry as a young man, when the poignant verses of Hopkins soothed his soul in the face of personal tragedy.
He trained as an actor, worked extensively in theatre and television, and devoted himself to memorizing Hopkins poetry. In 2003, he released an audio CD of his Hopkins recordings, entitled Back to Beauty’s Giver.
Although his inspiring performances and master classes are in demand at Hopkins societies, conferences, universities, and colleges around the globe, he still enjoys reciting poetry with new friends at small gatherings.
Richard Austin also performs as part of the Golden Echo duo: Val Rutter combines her classical pianist skills with Richard’s recitations for a beautiful blend of words and music.
In addition, Richard offers healing through Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Massage.
If you would like to contact Richard about purchasing his CD, scheduling a performance, or other work, please leave a comment on this website. He looks forward to hearing from you!