Commissions & Premières
London-born Anna Clyne is a Grammy-nominated composer of acoustic and electroacoustic 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 choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, and musicians.
Recent premieres include Restless Oceans with the Taki Concordia Orchestra and Marin Alsop at the World Economic Forum; 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 organisations as Carnegie Hall, Houston Ballet, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Southbank Centre.
Summer 2019 saw a number of new premières from Clyne: her cello concerto DANCE debuted by Inbal Segev at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, led by Cristian Măcelaru; Snake and Ladder for saxophone and electronics premiered with Jess Gillam at the Cheltenham Music Festival; and The Nico Project, a theatrical piece featuring Clyne’s transcriptions and arrangements of music from Nico’s Marble Index, at the Manchester International Festival. In the fall, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Pekka Kuusisto premiered Clyne’s Sound and Fury in Edinburgh.
From 2010–2015, Clyne served as a Mead Composer-in-Residence for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Music Director Riccardo Muti lauded Clyne as “an artist who writes from the heart, who defies categorisation, and who reaches across all barriers and boundaries. Her compositions are meant to be played by great musicians and listened to by enthusiastic audiences no matter what their background”. 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. Clyne serves as the Mentor Composer for the Orchestra of St Luke’s DeGaetano Composition Institute. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra recently announced Clyne as its Associate Composer for the next three years, through the 2020/2021 season.
Clyne’s music is published exclusively by Boosey & Hawkes.