The piano concert ministry that Mr. Deal presents encourages the individual listeners by blending hymns, worship songs, and piano stylings with Scripture and comments about the pieces. The message of the music selected presents a challenge that will influence the daily walk of today’s Christian through the work of the Holy Spirit.
Mr. Deal is a concert pianist trained in both sacred and classical music. However, he is first a Christian and then a Christian concert artist.
He was raised in a Christian home and came to know Christ at an early age. His parents trained their children in music and Richard began piano at the age of seven.
Mr. Deal’s music education continued and he received the Bachelor of Music and the Master of Music Degrees from the American and Sherwood Conservatories of Music, respectively. He also received the Advanced Studies Diploma from the Moody Bible Insititute of Chicago.
Mr. Deal’s church background extends four decades. It includes the ministries of church pianist, conductor, minister of music and concert soloist. Since 1980, he has been engaged in a gospel and classical music ministry.
Mr. Deal has performed numerous sacred and classical concerts and has appeared with symphony orchestra including a concert at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall. He has been a participant in international piano competitions, including the prestigious Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition Moscow, Russia. He has performed and ministered in Europe, Asia, North and South America.