“His originality lies, I’m tempted to say, more than anywhere in that precision of ear. There are few contemporary composers whose harmonic sense, no matter what outré tuning system he might be using, is so patently assured, and whose music, if stopped in its course at any moment, would reveal such impeccable vertical credentials…”
The Sunday Times, 29 October 2017

Julian Anderson

Julian Anderson’s work has attracted attention ever since his orchestral score Diptych won the 1992 Royal Philharmonic Society Prize for Young Composers. He is recognised not only as a composer but as an enabler and academic and, in addition to commissions from organisations including the BBC, Nash Ensemble, Cheltenham Festival, London Sinfonietta and Asko Ensemble, he has composed many works for the five residencies he has held (Sinfonia 21, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Wigmore Hall), written the opening work for London’s refurbished Southbank Centre, and has collaborated on two dance projects with Rambert Dance Company. Winner of the 2007 Gramophone Award for A Book of Hours, Julian is currently Professor of Composition and Composer in Residence at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Macbeth Media Relations first collaborated with Julian in 2006 while he was Young Composer Fellow in Cleveland. That year marked the release by Ondine and NMC of the first two recordings dedicated to his music and the BBC Prom première of Heaven is Shy of Earth. While we do not work with Julian on a continuous basis, we collaborate at every possible opportunity, and liaised on his behalf with the relevant promoters in the lead up to his 50th birthday celebrations and Total Immersion day at the Barbican, as well as the world première performance of his First Piano Concerto The Imaginary Museum written especially for Steven Osborne at the BBC Proms.

Julian Anderson’s publisher

photo credit: (1) John Batten