Music by Alex Harwood
Alex Harwood graduated with an MA in composition for film from the National Film and Television School (2013), and an Mmus at The Juilliard School in New York (1991), graduated in Composition from the Royal College of Music (1988).
Alex was composer in residence and musical coach for the Juilliard Drama Division, during which time wrote for other theatre productions in New York and England. Amongst numerous commissions that have been performed world wide are The Happy Prince (cantata for soloists, chorus and orchestra) libretto by Ronald Harwood, for Bedales School Centenary concert, St John’s Smith’s Square, London; The Cardinal Brass quintet; the Off Centre Ballet company directed by Christopher d’Amboise at the Westbeth Theatre Centre, NY; Untitled (voice and percussion) for Audra MacDonald at the Lincoln center; and Sonatina (alto flute and piano)- for Andrea Redcay Graves for recitals in the USA and London, (see publications in links). It was chosen for The National Flute Convention, USA August 2009; Theme and Variations- written for Sir Ronald Harwood’s 70th Birthday, performed in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales; Red (Brass Quintet) and Orange (percussion)- in collaboration with Artist Richard Kenton Webb- showing at The AbbeyWalk Gallery, Grimsby and the Djanogly gallery Nottingham.
Film scores include Z1 (dir. Gabriel Gauchet), Musical Star! (dir. Louis Paxton), Girlfriend in a Coma (dir. Annalisa Piras), Kiss (dir. Cathy Brady), No Man’s Land and An Anxious Mind (dir. Michael Graverson), Loose Ends, (dir. Kim Strobl), Homey (dir. Ben Garfield), Drying for Freedom (dir. Steven Lake) and After School Club (dir. Danny Stack), End of An Era, directed by YousifAl-Khalifa, FOUR and Flat Frog for Italian animation studio, Inkymind, Chessmates and The Bird ( dir. by Mikel Gurrea) and several scores for SweetDoh! Productions.
Prizes, Awards and Fellowships include:
Beaconsfield Film Society Scholar
Joined prize winner for Best Composer, UnderWire Film Festival 2011
The Cobbett and Hurlstone Prize for Composition
The United Music Publishers Ltd. Prize for an outstanding composition Student
Fellowship in Composition at Tanglewood Music Festival
Foundation for the Arts Award, NY
Henry Mancini Prize for Composition