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Christopher Cook


Christopher Cook is a multi-award-winning composer from the UK specialising in a wide range of music for Film/TV alongside contemporary classical music. In 2022, he won the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s Rushworth Composition prize as well as the Brookwright International Brass Band Composition Prize and was commissioned to write a piece for Ensemble 10:10, which was performed in the Yoko Ono/John Lennon (Tung Auditorium) in Liverpool in October 2023.

Graduating in 2023 from the Royal Northern College of Music after receiving a scholarship with a masters and post-graduate diploma in composition under Professors Adam Gorb and Emily Howard, his orchestral piece 'Flow State’ was performed by the BBC Philharmonic at Media City, Salford, conducted by Elena Schwarz as part of the RNCM’s 50th anniversary celebrations and was subsequently played on BBC Radio 3.

He has written for a wide array of ensembles and soloists, including the BBC Singers, Villers Quartet, RNCM Brass Band and the bass clarinettist Ausiàs Garrigós Morant. In 2021, he was selected as a finalist of the John Armitage Memorial Prize working with Onyx Brass and in 2022, he won the RNCM’s Rosamond Prize for 'They Multiply Their Wings', written alongside the poet, Katherine Collins and was also selected as an RNCM Gold Medal finalist.

He’s also scored several internationally released feature films, including 'Krays: Code of Silence' (2021), starring Stephen Moyer, and 'Wolves of War' (2022) starring Rupert Graves, Ed Westwick, and Matt Willis and also wrote the soundtrack to the award-winning 2021 animated short, 'Skeleton of a Moth', directed by Emma Kay Smith. He’s particularly interested in finding ways of expanding the brass band repertoire by integrating aspects of his writing for film into new works and arrangements for brass band.

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