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. He has also recently collaborated with Grammy winning Clean Bandit.

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 a number of award winning collaborations with Oscar nominated directors Smith & Foulkes as well as Dougal WilsonMegaforceScott Lyon and Martin Stirling.

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.

Alex is presently composing for Cymbeline at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, as well as short film The Hope Rooms both directed by Sam Yates. His ballet 1984 for Northern Ballet is presently on tour with live 30 piece orchestra, arriving at Sadler’s Wells in London April 2016.

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.