London-born Anna Clyne is a Grammy-nominated composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music. Described as a “composer of uncommon gifts and unusual methods” in a New York Times profile and as “dazzlingly inventive” by Time Out New York, Clyne’s work often includes collaborations with cutting-edge choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, and musicians.
Recent premieres include Restless Oceans at the World Economic Forum with the Taki Concordia Orchestra and Marin Alsop; Beltane with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard; and Three Sisters, a mandolin concerto for Avi Avital and the Kremerata Baltica. Clyne has been commissioned by such renowned organizations as Carnegie Hall, Houston Ballet, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Southbank Centre.
This summer, Clyne’s cello concerto DANCE premieres with Inbal Segev at the Baltimore Symphony and at the Cabrillo Festival; a new work for saxophone and electronics premieres with Jess Gillam at the Cheltenham Music Festival; and Clyne will write and arrange music from German musician Nico’s “Marble Index” album for The Nico Project, presented by the Manchester International Festival. During the 2019–20 season, Clyne will have new works premiered by the Orchestra National de Lyon, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the Calidore String Quartet.
From 2010–15, Clyne served as a Mead Composer-in-Residence for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She has also been in residence with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, L’Orchestre national d’Île-de-France, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, and Berkeley Symphony. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra recently announced Clyne as its Associate Composer through the 2020-21 season; her residency includes a series of new works commissioned over three years.
Clyne is a member of the composition faculty at Mannes / The New School, and serves as the mentor composer for the Orchestra of St Luke’s Inaugural DeGaetano Composer Institute.
2019 marks Clyne’s sixth residency at the Cabrillo Festival. She returns for the Saturday, August 3rd, West Coast premiere of DANCE, a work featuring cellist Inbel Segev and co-commissioned by Cabrillo Festival with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Clyne’s symphonic ballet RIFT premiered at the Cabrillo Festival in 2016.