Max Richter

b. 1966

British

Biography

The work of the award-winning British composer Max Richter includes concert music, film scoring, and a series of acclaimed solo albums.

Working with a variety of collaborators including Tilda Swinton, Robert Wyatt, Future Sound of London, and Roni Size, Max's work explores the meeting points of many contemporary artistic languages, and, as might be expected from a student of Luciano Berio, Max’s work embraces a wide range of influences.

Recent projects include the ballet INFRA, for Wayne McGregor at The Royal Ballet, with scenography by Julian Opie, the award-winning score to Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir, and the music installationThe Anthropocene, with Darren Almond at White Cube.

Max's music has formed the basis of numerous dance works, including pieces by Lucinda Childs, NDT, Ballet du Rhin, American Ballet Theatre, Dresden Semper Oper, The Dutch National Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet, among many others, while film makers using work by Max include Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island).

Recent commissions include the opera SUM, based on David Eagleman’s acclaimed book, premiered at The Royal Opera House, London and Mercy, commissioned by Hilary Hahn.

Current projects include Vivaldi Recomposed for Deutsche Grammophon (2012), the score from the Royal Opera House ballet Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works (2017) the 8 hour ‘lullaby for a frenetic world’ SLEEP (2015) and his latest solo release VOICES (2020), as well as a variety of other recording, dance and film projects.

News

Performances

16th February 2023

SOLOISTS
Kaden Lim
PERFORMERS
Dreher Chamber Orchestra winter only
CONDUCTOR
Nathan L. Tucker
LOCATION
Dreher Auditorium, Columbia , SC, United States of America

2nd March 2023

SOLOISTS
Phelan Walker
PERFORMERS
Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Christian Schumann
LOCATION
Kildens konsertsal, Kristiansand S, Norway

2nd March 2023

SOLOISTS
Phelan Walker
PERFORMERS
Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Christian Schumann
LOCATION
Kilden, Kristiansand, Norway

13th March 2023

PERFORMERS
Orlando Philharmonic
LOCATION
Plaza Live, Orlando , FL, United States of America

19th March 2023

PERFORMERS
Élaine Marcil
LOCATION
Théâtre Hector-Charland, L'Assomption QC, Canada

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Discography