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); We Are Many; and the forthcoming Attacking the Devil, recent winner of the Sheffield Documentary Festival with a cinema release scheduled later in the year. Other recent cinema releases include A Streetcar Named Desire broadcast from the Young Vic for NT Live staring Gillian Anderson, and Hamlet based on the production at the Royal Exchange Manchester staring Maxine Peake. Short films include The Departure directed by Gillian Anderson.

His work for commercials has led to award winning collaborations with Oscar nominated directors Smith & Foulkes (The Outsider and Stand Up To Cancer for 4Creative); Dougal Wilson (The Messenger for Arla Skyr); Megaforce (Dishes for Finish); Scott Lyon (Weave Your Magic for Lurpak); and Martin Stirling (Everything is not Awesome for Greenpeace).

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, Manchester Royal ExchangeSheffield 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.

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.