Anthony Weeden

Conductor and orchestrator extraordinaire

Riddle Magazine

There is a new breed of conductor who earns their respect quickly without any fuss or pretension, who knows the music and is sensitive to situations that make musicians feel vulnerable. Anthony Weeden is the best example of this fresh, human approach.

Django Bates

Anthony Weeden

Conductor / Composer / Orchestrator

Anthony Weeden is a conductor, composer and orchestrator. A classically trained musician, he works frequently in the world of film and television, including orchestrating and conducting The Theory of Everything (Golden Globe winner), Arrival and Sicario (OSCAR and BAFTA nominated for Best Original Music) for Jóhann Jóhannsson; Colette for Thomas Adès; Fanny Lye Deliver’d starring Charles Dance and Freddie Fox; and My Cousin Rachel for Rael Jones; The Phoenix for Houston Grand Opera with Tarik O’Regan; and most recently The Mercy, starring Colin Firth. Other composing highlights have included the trailer music for blockbuster new game Jurassic World Evolution, music for Chinese animation Kung Food, and a special animation to support Baby Loss Awareness Week. Anthony’s new orchestral suite arranged from Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Arrival score, was premiered at the BBC Proms in 2019.

Anthony’s own scores, composed for new films ບໍ່ມີວັນຈາກ The Long Walk (a Mattie Do film), and Leap of Faith (William Friedkin on The Exorcist), will both premiere in Venice this September – The Long Walk for Giornate degli Autori (Venice Days) and Leap of Faith have been selected for the 76th Venice International Film Festival. September also sees The Long Walk’s premiere at Toronto International Film Festival.

As a conductor, Anthony appears with world-renowned orchestras such as Swedish Radio, Melbourne Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra’s Spielberg at 70 celebrations at the Royal Festival Hall, Duisburg Philharmoniker, and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Conducting firsts include Toyota Classics tour of South East Asia for Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Cream Classics in Liverpool Cathedral, and ‘Christmas at the Movies’ with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Forthcoming conducting work includes a return to the London Philharmonic Orchestra and his debut with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Anthony introduces the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra’s 2017 Toyota Classics Tour:

Watch Anthony conducting and talking about the 2016 Kraków Film Music Festival:

Kung Food, The Movie. Yi Animation Inc

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