Joshua Urben is an award-winning composer based in London, UK. Josh is a title holder of the NCEM BBC Young Composer of the Year award as well as having won best score at the Royal Television Society Student Television awards and other accolades at film festivals around the UK. Josh studied his undergraduate degree in composition at the Royal Northern College of Music under Laura Bowler and Paul Patterson where works were performed by ensembles such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Singers, Psappha Ensemble, RNCM Symphony Orchestra, Juice Vocal Ensemble and Dunedin Consort to only name a few. Josh recently was accepted on the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Film Composer Lab in collaboration with Edinburgh International Film Festival, where he will be writing music to film/animation for the orchestra over their 2022-2023 season. In addition to this Josh is currently receiving regular mentorship from John Lunn (Downton Abbey, Last Kingdom, Shetland) as part of the RSNO Film Composer’s Lab. He has previously received compositional masterclasses from the likes of Judith Weir MBE, Errollyn Wallen, Brains and Hunch as well as premiered works on BBC Radio 3 and the television network, ITV. Josh strives to tell a story in every piece of music he writes, through hybrid scores of orchestral and electronic music.
Josh is currently studying his MA in composition for screen at the Royal College of Music in London, UK under the tutelage of Filip Šijanec.