Biography

Anthony is an award-winning British composer for the stage and screen. He studied composition and musicology as an organ scholar at Cambridge University, conducting at the Guildhall School of Music and has an MA in Composing for Film and TV from the National Film and Television School.

He has written scores for several films, TV shows and games and composed concert music for soloists, choirs and ensembles. His choral music has been performed by choirs such as the BBC Singers in the UK and Cincinnati Camerata in the USA, and his chamber music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Anthony has worked with many eminent musicians and ensembles, including Ólafur Arnalds, Judith Weir, the ORA Singers and GBSR Duo, and won prizes in international composition competitions. He has received numerous awards and bursaries for his work, from organisations such as PRS for Music, the Bliss Trust and Sound and Music.

Events scheduled for 2021 include: performances of choral pieces in London, Seattle and Michigan; the premiere of a piano trio by Trilogy; the premiere of a choral work by the chapel choir of Downing College, Cambridge, and the release of two films.​

Photo: Sam Hayward

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Anthony Esland