About 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.