Conductor Hugh Brunt is co-artistic director and co-principal conductor of the London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO), winners of the Ensemble category at the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards 2015. Since 2008 he has led the LCO in innovative programs at U.K. and European venues and festivals, including the Roundhouse, Barbican, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Open’er Festival (Poland), Royal Festival Hall, Victoria Hall (Geneva), Village Underground, Latitude Festival, and live on BBC Radio 3 at the BBC Proms. Recent and upcoming engagements include the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra of Opera North, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre national de Lyon, BBC Concert Orchestra, and Royal Northern Sinfonia. He has conducted numerous premieres by leading young composers Francisco Coll, Shiva Feshareki, Martin Suckling, Gabriel Prokofiev, Emily Hall, Valgeir Sigurðsson, and Edmund Finnis. Mr. Brunt conducted the string and choir arrangements on Radiohead’s 2016 album A Moon Shaped Pool. A collaborator of composer and guitarist Jonny Greenwood, he conducted his scores for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master and Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, and wrote additional arrangements for Phantom Thread, his latest film with Paul Thomas Anderson. With the LCO Soloists Mr. Brunt has premiered seven short works by Greenwood and conducted the first live screening of the Academy Award–winning There Will Be Blood. He conducted and orchestrated Thom Yorke’s first feature-film score, Suspiria, directed by Luca Guadagnino, due for release in 2018. Other collaborations includes Beck, Imogen Heap, Belle & Sebastian, Actress, Matthew Herbert (most recently on Sebastián Lelio’s films A Fantastic Woman and Disobedience), Boiler Room, and Foals. He has worked with Jed Kurzel on his last four film scores: Macbeth, Assassin’s Creed, Alien: Covenant, and Jupiter’s Moon. Hugh Brunt studied at New College, Oxford, where he held a choral scholarship, and at the Lucerne Festival Academy under Heinz Holliger.
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