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 .
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 is also a sought-after studio musician . A very rare classical trained musician with wide range of music genres. As a multi- instrumentalist, he often works with well-known international bands and artists such as ;
Adele, Avril Lavigne, Green Day, Ian Brown, Lily Allen, Muse, Radiohead, Rita Ora, Robbie Williams, Ennio Morricone, Yann Tiersen, Dreams Come True, HYDE, L'Arc-en-Ciel, Misia, Sakamoto Ryuichi , Yiruma etc
Besides, he also collaborated with a few TV stations such as ; BBC UK, Fuji Television Japan, KBS Korea, TVBS Taiwan and TVB Hong Kong.
The Romantic Period has surpassed 120 million streams on Spotify. Piano Sonata No. 14, Mov 1 *Moonlight * composed by Ludwig van Beethoven was the most streamed track.39 million streams and counting on Spotify.
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.