Max Richter


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Richter’s work embodies both the rigour of the Classical tradition and the experimentalism of contemporary electronica. Disarming in its honesty; his music, despite its underlying sophistication, remains accessible. His music is radically unafraid of appealing directly to our emotions. Numerous Classical No.1 records and sell-out performances at the world’s premiere venues, including Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Paris Philharmonie, and Berlin’s Berghain testify to his wide appeal. The 2012 Recomposed: The Four Seasons, topped classical charts in 22 countries, while its follow up, the 8.5 hour epic Sleep explores ways for music and consciousness to interact. He moves successfully between acclaimed solo works like Memoryhouse and The Blue Notebooks, and collaborations such as his work with Woodkid (The Golden Age) that brought the duo a Grammy nomination. The Olivier award-winning ballet Woolf Works, with long term collaborator Wayne McGregor, resulted in the acclaimed album Three Worlds. Long a staple of the avant-garde, by virtue of influential solo albums, Richter’s name entered public consciousness through work in film and TV including Waltz with Bashir, The Leftovers, Miss Sloane, Hostiles, Black Mirror, and Taboo, which gained Richter an EMMY nomination. Recent scores include White Boy Rick, Mary Queen of Scots, and My Brilliant Friend. Directors Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island) and, most recently, Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), used Richter’s catalogue.