London-born Anna Clyne is a composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music. Her work, described as “dazzlingly inventive” by Time Out New York, often includes collaborations with cutting edge choreographers, visual artists, film-makers, and musicians worldwide.
Appointed by Music Director Riccardo Muti, Clyne served as a Mead Composer-in-Residence for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 2010-2015, and is currently Composer-in-Residence for the Orchestre National d’Ile de France. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards and was recently nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition, for her double violin concerto, Prince of Clouds.
Highlights for the 15-16 season include a new work for 100 cellos, commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, to be premiered at the Hollywood Bowl; This Lunar Beauty for the Britten Sinfonia with soprano Anna Dennis; This Midnight Hour, to be premiered by L’Orchestre National d’Ile de France at Philharmonie de Paris and with a US premiere by the Seattle Symphony; and a new orchestral ballet for the Cabrillo Festival with conductor Marin Alsop.
Clyne holds a first-class Bachelor of Music degree with honors from Edinburgh University and a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music. Her music is published by Boosey & Hawkes.