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

23rd July 2021Streamed event

PERFORMERS
RTE National Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
David Brophy
LOCATION
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

23rd July 2021

SOLOISTS
Anne-Estelle Médouze
PERFORMERS
Orchestre National d'Ile de France
CONDUCTOR
Case Scaglione
LOCATION
Argenton-sur-Creuse, France

31st July 2021

SOLOISTS
TBC
LOCATION
St Luke's Jerwood Hall, London, United Kingdom

1st August 2021

SOLOISTS
TBC
LOCATION
St Luke's Jerwood Hall, London, United Kingdom

17th September 2021

SOLOISTS
Agnes Hauge Mortensen
PERFORMERS
Ensemble Hermes
CONDUCTOR
Agnes Hauge Mortensen
LOCATION
Teatret Gruppe 38, Aarhus C, Denmark

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