Greg Harradine – Composer

Greg has an MMus Composing for Film & TV from Kingston University and a BMus Music Technology (Hons), First Class, also from Kingston. Since graduating from his MMus in 2010 he has been a freelance composer and musician working in London and around the UK. In 2014 he was composer-in-residence at Soho Theatre, helping to develop several plays and musicals including I Kiss Your Heart which involved setting the poetry of Dylan Thomas to music with Grammy Award-winning singer Lady Rizo. Other theatre companies he has composed for recently include Camisado Club, Look Left Look Right, Whispering Beasts, Theatre Uncut and the Young Vic.

Recent commissions include King Mackerel, a new community opera for the inaugural Swanage Fish Festival, and two pieces commemorating the centenary of WW1: By Your Side for the Military Wives Choirs and Letters to the Frontline for Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre.

He was a finalist in the Royal Shakespeare Company 2015 Songwriting Competition and a judge for the 2015 Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Award. He performs regularly on piano and guitar as an accompanist for choirs and singers.

Greg received the 2014 Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Award, resulting in a year’s residency at Soho Theatre. He was composer and pianist for By Moonlight Theatre when they won the Best Theatre Award at the Brighton Fringe Festival in 2012 for their production of East by Stephen Berkoff.

The music, while unconventionally bare and folk-like for opera, is beautiful – tonal and melodious.- 4 Stars, Theatre Bubble