A graduate of Birmingham Conservatoire, Rik studied with International Classical Guitarists Craig Ogden and Simon Dinnigan, and composers Andrew Downes and John Mayor.

In his solo concert performances, he combines both Classical and Cross-over repertoire covering a whole range of styles from Baroque to Blues, Classical, Spanish, Jazz, Folk, World Music and Popular. He also features a number of his own compositions.

A former 'Young Musician of the Year' contestant, Rik has performed in Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Germany, Poland, throughout the UK, and he is one of the few British Musicians to have been invited to perform in Belarus, in 2010.

In addition to performing, Rik runs his own Music School in Cheshire.