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David Ridley – Composer Curriculum Vitae

3 5 Elmdale Rd, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 3JF +44 7775 747 970 david.joachim.ridley@gmail.com www.davidjridley.co.uk

COMPOSITION

ASSOCIATE ARTISTSHIPS Bucket Club (BC)

http://www.bucketclub.co.uk/

TapTap Theatre (TT) http://www.taptaptheatre.com/

TapTap Theatre (TT) http://www.taptaptheatre.com/ SELECTED THEATRE The Light Princess (Tobacco Factory

SELECTED THEATRE The Light Princess (Tobacco Factory Theatres )

2015

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Our Town (Theatre Royal Bath Young Company at The Egg )

2015

Captain Morgan I & II: The Sea of Souls ( w. TT , National Tour , Pleasance Theatres)

2015

Lorraine & Alan (w. BC, Lyric Hammersmith, Bristol Old Vic, Pleasance, National Tour)

2015

The Eulogy of Toby Peach (w. Toby Peach, Underbelly, Richmix , National Tour )

2015

The Tempta tion of St. Anthony (Mechanical Animal Corporation, Summerhall)

2015

The Pier (Joseph Wilde, Oxford Playhouse & Marlow Theatre)

2015

The Beasts (w. BC, Lyric Hammersmith touring production)

2014

FILM

Miss Brill (w. Tyro Heath , premier programmed in Barbican’s Autumn Season )

2015

RADIO

Book at Bedtime (BBCR4 w. David Suchet, title music)

2015

SELECTED CHAMBER MUSIC

Semele (an operatic narrative for Baritone and Strings)

2013

Pulses (piano trio , Gemini Ensemble )

2013

Cetacean Suite (5 movement work for double bass and strings)

2012

Prey (a three - movement programmatic work for piano & double bass quintet)

2010

SELECTED CHORAL MUSIC

Everyone Sang

2014

Gloria

2013

O Magnum Mysterium

2012

ORCHESTRATION

The Hollow Crown (BBC1 drama w. Benedict Cumberbatch due in Spring 2016 )

2015

Treasure Island (National Theatre)

2014

– 2015

Hansel and Gretel (w. Dan Jones and the Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House)

2013

The Fear (Channel Four)

2013

The Secret of Crickley Hall (BBC 1)

2012

CONDUCTING/ LEADING EXPERIENCE

Inaugural conductor of The Voices of Hangzhou Youth Choir , Hangzhou, China

2013 – 2014

MD/lead piano for The Last Five Years , New Street Theatre, Tobacco Factory Bristol

2013

Conductor and co - director of Bristol Operatic Society’s (BOPS) A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten

2013

Conductor of Bristol University Madrigal Ensemble

2012

– 2013

President of Bristol University Composers’ Society

2012

– 2013

Leader of viola section for UOB Chamber Orchestra

2011 - 2012

AWARDS and SCHOLARSHIPS

Captain Morgan 1 & 2: Broadway Baby ‘Bobby’

2015

Lorraine & Alan: Musical Theatre Network Award for innovation in music theatre

2014

Brighton F ringe Theatre Award

2014

Shortlisted for the Mobius Ensemble /Peter Brook Award

2014

Mush and Me : Holden Street Theatre Award (enabling a tour to Adelaide)

2014

UOB Student’s Union society awards: Best Production for BOPS’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream ( MD/ conductor)

2013

Full Faculty of Arts Scholarship to study for a master’s at the University of Bristol

2012 - 2013

UOB Chamber Choir Composition Competition w inner for Drop, drop slow tears

2011

Napier Miles Book Prize for outstanding work in 2nd year music, UOB Music Department

2011

ThreeWeeks Editor’s Award for Edges (Musical director)

2010

Full music scholarship to study at Abingdon School

2002 - 2007

EDUCATION

University of Bristol (UOB) Master of Music: Composition Pathway Passed with distinction

2012

- 2013

University of Bristol B.A. Honours in Music Areas of concentration: composition, performance (piano) Passed with a first and with the highest grade in year group

2009

- 2012

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

Eurasian Education Services Hangzhou, Eastern China

Conductor, teacher and course designer

Nov 2013 – Apr 2014

Opera Presto

Repetiteur

2014

Music Box Children’s Opera Company

Repetiteur

2013