Alex Baranowski is a Tony nominated composer, arranger & alumni of Paul McCartney’s LIPA.
His ballet adaption of George Orwell’s 1984 for Northern Ballet choreographed by Jonathan Watkins recently received the South Bank Award for Dance after a hugely successful UK tour, BBC broadcast and sold out run at London’s Sadler’s Wells.
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.
Alex’s work for film includes the twice BAFTA nominated McCullin (which recently won the Music + Sound Award for Best Feature Film Score in Cannes); and Attacking the Devil, released in cinemas by the Weinstein Company. Other recent cinema releases include A Streetcar Named Desire for NT Live staring Gillian Anderson, and Hamlet staring Maxine Peake. Short films include The Departure directed by Gillian Anderson, The Hope Rooms directed by Sam Yates and Mdudu Boy directed by Ella Smith.
His work for commercials has led to a number of award winning collaborations with Oscar nominated directors Smith & Foulkes as well as Dougal Wilson, Megaforce, Scott 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 Vic, RSC, Royal Court, Shakespeare’s Globe, Manchester Royal Exchange, 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.
Alex works from his own studio in London. He is presently writing his first studio album.
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