Luke Styles

Composer

Biography

Composer Luke Styles recently completed three years as Glyndebourne Young Composer in Residence. In this post Luke composed two chamber operas and two youth operas which were performed on the famous Glyndebourne main stage by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of conductors including Vladimir Jurowski. Alongside his operatic work Luke has found time to write new works for the London Sinfonietta, the 2014 Commonwealth Games and members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Luke undertook his composition training with a Bachelor of Music (composition) degree at the Royal Academy of Music London (graduating with honours in 2005) and then went on to postgraduate studies with Wolfgang Rihm at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, Germany, with George Benjamin at King’s College London and with Detlev Müller-Siemens at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Vienna.

Throughout his career Luke has been heavily involved in creating collaborative and multi-discipline works. These have included works for dancers and circus performers, in the form of Handspun, commissioned by the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and subsequently produced in Oslo, Helsinki, Prague, London and Panama City. Luke has created silent-film scores for the British Film Institute and works for musicians and actors for Kings Place and the werkraum Festival in Germany.

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