About Alex

Alex Baranowski is a Tony nominated composer, arranger & alumni of Paul McCartney’s LIPA.

His collaboration with Mercury winning band The xx was recently performed at the Hollywood Bowl by the LA Philharmonic Orchestra, and previously with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra for a live broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in the UK.

His work for film includes the twice BAFTA nominated McCullin (which recently won the Music + Sound Award for Best Feature Film Score in Cannes), and the forthcoming Attacking the Devil, recent winner of the Sheffield Documentary Festival with a cinema release slated for next year.

He has also recently collaborated with multi Klassik winning violinist Daniel Hope for his album Spheres, which came in at number 1 in the UK Classical Charts and number 3 in the US Billboard Classical Charts.

Alex’s work in theatre has included productions in the West End and Broadway as well as the National Theatre, Royal Opera House, Donmar, Young VicRSC, Royal CourtShakespeare’s Globe, Sheffield Crucible and numerous live cinema broadcasts for NT Live. He has collaborated with many of the most respected directors in theatre and film including Nicholas Hytner, Michael Grandage, Benedict Andrews, Rupert Goold, Danny Boyle, Lyndsey Turner, Daniel Evans and Jamie Lloyd.

Alex was nominated for a Tony Award in April 2014 for his work on The Cripple of Inishmaan on Broadway.

Recent projects include the five star reviewed A Streetcar Named Desire showing in cinemas as part of NT Live (previously shown at the Young Vic); Hamlet at the Manchester Royal Exchange (also filmed for cinemas, released Spring 2015) and East is East on tour in the UK after a successful West End run.

He is presently working on a full length ballet commission from Northern Ballet, George Orwell’s 1984, which will be directed and choreographed by Jonathan Watkins opening in September 2015, touring with a live 30 piece orchestra.

Alex works from his own studio in London.


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Go to the LISTEN / WATCH section to hear some of Alex’s recent projects. Get in touch via the CONTACT page.