Biography

Anthony is an award-winning British composer for the stage and screen, who writes and produces music in a broad range of styles – from cutting-edge electronica to cinematic orchestral music. He has scored several short films, animated films, TV shows, documentaries and games in the last few years, recently collaborating with double BAFTA-winning editor Mark Towns, horror film director Kelly Smith, and Icelandic recording artist Ólafur Arnalds. Anthony is currently writing his first feature film score, Nice Mike, due for release in 2019, and composing tracks for various production music libraries.

Anthony is increasingly in demand as a concert music composer, with several commissions to his name. Ensembles such as the BBC Singers have performed his music and he has received bursaries from Cambridge University, the BBC, the PRS for Music Foundation, Sound and Music and the Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust; Anthony is currently a London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub Associate and Bliss Trust and Francis Chagrin awards holder.

In 2018, Anthony won Cincinnati Camerata’s composition prize for his choral work, Winter, and received an honourable mention for his song cycle, Scenes from a Wessex Life, in Abundant Silence’s international composition competition. Commissions and performances scheduled during the next year include: a performance of Winter in Cincinnati; a choral piece for upper voices and harp performed by Polaris Vocal Ensemble; a new Christmas carol composed for Quinborne Choir’s 80th anniversary celebrations; a performance and recording of Scenes from a Wessex Life in Denver by The Denver Art Song Project; a song cycle premiere at the 2019 Harrow Summer Music Festival and a new piano sonata performed and recorded in London.

Anthony studied music as an organ scholar at Cambridge University and trained as a conductor at the Guildhall School of Music; he recently graduated from the prestigious National Film and Television School with an MA in Composing for Film and Television.

Photo: Sam Hayward

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Anthony Esland

Location 
Tunbridge Wells , Kent
United Kingdom
51° 7' 56.5572" N, 0° 15' 49.302" E
Kent GB