Lovell Stage Thursday 2023

Isobel Waller-Bridge is an award-winning composer known for her scores for film, television, and theatre, alongside her work in electronic and contemporary classical music. She works in a wide range of genres, extending across large-scale orchestral music, electronic sound design, experimental music, and song writing.

Isobel has scored a multitude of feature films, including Munich: The Edge of War (Netflix, dir. Christian Schwochow), The Phantom of the Open (BBC Films, dir. Craig Roberts), Emma (Focus features/Working Title, dir. Autumn de Wilde) and the upcoming films Apartment 7A (Paramount, dir. Natalie Erika James), I Came By (Netflix, dir. Babak Anvari), and the BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse (Bad Robot/NoneMore Productions, dir. Charlie Mackesy and Peter Baynton) which received. For television, her work includes music for Fleabag (BBC/Amazon), Black Mirror (Netflix), the limited anthology series Roar (Apple), and critically acclaimed docu series The Way Down (HBO).

Alongside her recent commission Temperatures for the Philharmonia Orchestra which premiered at the royal Festival Hall in November 2021, she has also collaborated with fashion houses Alexander McQueen and Simone Rocha, and principal ballerina at the Royal Opera House, Francesca Hayward, for her dance film Siren. For theatre, Isobel has worked with Florian Zeller in The Son (West End) as well as his play The Forest (Hampstead Theatre). Other theatre credits include Woyzeck, adapted by Jack Thorne (Old Vic), Blood Wedding (Young Vic), and Knives in Hens (Donmar Warehouse).

Isobel’s releases include her 2015 album Music for Strings, her single Illuminations on Mercury KX/Decca, the original soundtrack album for Munich: The Edge of War on Milan Records/Sony Music, and more recently, VIII on Mercury KX.

Isobel has received a number of awards including Best Composer at Underwire Film Festival and winner of Best Sound Designer at the Off West End Theatre Awards. In February 2022, Isobel featured as Composer Magazine’s digital cover story.

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