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.

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Performances

30th September 2022

SOLOISTS
Thomas Gould, violin/director
PERFORMERS
Britten Sinfonia
LOCATION
Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, United Kingdom

7th October 2022

PERFORMERS
L'Orchestre de Chambre de Genève
CONDUCTOR
Holly Choe
LOCATION
Aula Université, Fribourg, Switzerland

8th October 2022

PERFORMERS
Tucson Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Jose Luis Gomez
LOCATION
Tucson Music Hall, Tucson , AZ, United States of America

9th October 2022

PERFORMERS
Tucson Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Jose Luis Gomez
LOCATION
Tucson Music Hall, Tucson , AZ, United States of America

21st October 2022

PERFORMERS
The Master's University Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Benjamin Mason
LOCATION
The Master's University School of Music, Santa Clarita , CA, United States of America

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Discography