London-born Anna Clyne is a Grammy-nominated composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music. Described as a “composer of uncommon gifts and unusual methods” in a New York Times profile and as “dazzlingly inventive” by Time Out New York, Clyne’s work often includes collaborations with cutting-edge choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, and musicians worldwide.
Clyne has been commissioned by a wide range of ensembles and institutions, including BBC Radio 3, BBC Scottish Symphony, Britten Sinfonia, Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Houston Ballet, London Sinfonietta, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, and the Southbank Centre. Her work has been championed by such world-renowned conductors as Marin Alsop, Pablo Heras-Casado, Riccardo Muti, Leonard Slatkin, André de Ridder, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Osmo Vänskä.
From 2010–2015, Clyne served as a Mead Composer-in-Residence for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Music Director Riccardo Muti lauded Clyne as “an artist who writes from the heart, who defies categorization, and who reaches across all barriers and boundaries. Her compositions are meant to be played by great musicians and listened to by enthusiastic audiences no matter what their background.” She has also been in residence with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, L’Orchestre national d’Île-de-France, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, and National Sawdust. This season, she serves as a League of American Orchestras / New Music USA Music Alive Composer-in-Residence with the Berkeley Symphony.
During the 2018–2019 season, Nicholas McGegan leads the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and soloist Avi Avital in the US premiere of Three Sisters, Clyne’s new mandolin concerto. Recent performance highlights include the premiere of Beltane with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard in Glasgow; Masquerade for the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop at the Last Night of the Proms; This Midnight Hour for L’Orchestre national d’Île-de-France; Abstractions for Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; RIFT, a symphonic ballet in collaboration with choreographer Kitty McNamee for Alsop and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra; and her violin concerto, The Seamstress, performed by Jennifer Koh with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Clyne is the recipient of the 2016 Hindemith Prize; a Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; awards from Meet the Composer, the American Music Center, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Jerome Foundation; and prizes from ASCAP and SEAMUS. She was nominated for the 2014 Times Breakthrough Award (UK).
Clyne’s music is represented on Cantaloupe Music, Cedille, MajorWho Media, New Amsterdam, Resound, Tzadik, and VIA labels. Recent releases include Blue Moth, an album of her instrumental music for ensemble and tape; Night Ferry with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti; and Prince of Clouds featuring Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo with the Curtis Chamber Orchestra on Cedille Records. Both Night Ferry and Prince of Clouds were nominated for 2015 Grammy Awards.
Her music is published exclusively by Boosey & Hawkes. Boosey.com/clyne