Isobel Waller-Bridge "Isobel Waller-Bridge... impressed hugely with 'Eikhah', an ECAT commission, revealing a mature, distinctive voice and demonstrating an ability beyond her years".
The Scotsman
Isobel Waller-Bridge is an award-winning composer for film, television and theatre. Lauded for her trademark electronic sound worlds and scoring sweeping melodies for large-scale orchestra, Isobel’s work has been performed across Europe, USA and the UK in London's Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican and the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. Her work has awarded her with a number of prestigious awards, including Best Composer at Underwire Film Festival 2014 and winner of Best Sound Designer at Off West End Theatre Awards 2015, as well as the Bucher Fraser Prize for Original Music.

For her work in theatre, Isobel has written original music for productions in the West End to New York, in addition to the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal National Theatre, The Royal Exchange Theatre, Soho Theatre and many more. As part of the Royal National Theatre’s 50th Anniversary, Isobel was invited to talk about the role of music in theatre. She spoke along side fellow composers Steven Warbeck (This House), Matthew Scott (The History Boys), and Adam Cork (London Road) - Listen

Isobel recently released her debut album Music for Strings, a symphonic album of works for string orchestra.

"sweeping harmonic splendour becomes the basis for fragile solo violin and cello lines that fade in and out like ghostlights… a beautifully crafted, meticulous and robust album from one of the UK’s most exciting young composers”.

The rest of the year expects to be just as bright with the performance of her orchestral commission The World Machine at Durham’s Lumiere Festival: The World Machine is the story of the birth of modern cosmology from the 12th century until the present day, told in a stunning new son et lumiere for the facade of Durham Cathedral, watched by 200,00 people.

As an orchestrator and arranger, Isobel has worked on a number of award winning films and television programmes. Most notably, Life (BBC, IVOR NOVELLO AWARD for Best Score), the multiple award winning Frozen Planet (BBC); The Imposter (BAFTA for Best Newcomer),and Dark Horse (CANNES Audience Award).

“Isobel Waller-Bridge’s gorgeous score sighs and twinkles” The Guardian

“Isobel Waller-Bridge’s atonal music adds a perfect counterpoint to the action” Whats On Stage

“Inspired” Evening Standard

“Swelling music by Isobel Waller-Bridge” New York Times