Jocelyn Pook

Jocelyn is one of the UK’s most versatile composers, having written extensively for film, television, opera house and concert hall. She has established an international reputation as a highly original composer. Her work for theatre includes St Joan (National Theatre of Great Britain) for which she won an Olivier Award and her music-theatre piece Speaking in Tunes for which she won a British Composer Award. She won a second British Composer Award for her soundtrack to DESH, which accompanies Akram Khan’s dance production of the same name.

Her film scores include Eyes Wide Shut, which won her a Chicago Film Award and a Golden Globe nomination, The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino which was nominated for a Classical Brit Award, Brick Lane directed by Sarah Gavron and a piece for the soundtrack to Gangs of New York directed by Martin Scorsese. Jocelyn has also composed scores for television shows and commercials, and was nominated for a BAFTA for Channel 4’s The Government Inspector. Jocelyn graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she studied the viola. She then embarked on a period of touring and recording with artists such as Peter Gabriel, Massive Attack, Laurie Anderson and PJ Harvey and as a member of the Communards.

She also tours extensively with The Jocelyn Pook Ensemble, performing repertoire from her albums and music from her film scores.

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