Richard Weigall was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He gained a Foundation Scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music in London with Terence MacDonagh and, whilst there, was awarded the prestigious Worshipful Company of Musicians' medal. After graduating from the Royal College he studied privately for a year with Johann Baptist Schlee in Essen, Germany. Richard returned to this country to take up the post of principal oboe with English National Opera. Two years later he joined the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra as principal oboe, where he stayed for 23 years.
Now freelancing, Richard has appeared as guest principal oboe with many British and European Orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Radio Sinfonie-Orchester Stuttgart, Belgian Chamber Orchestra and Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra. He has broadcast as a recitalist several times for BBC Radio 3.
Currently principal oboe with the Orchestra of the Swan, Richard also teaches oboe at the Birmingham Conservatoire.