London-born Anna Clyne is a Grammy-nominated composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music. Her work often includes collaborations with cutting-edge choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, and musicians worldwide.
Ms. Clyne served as a Mead Composer-in-Residence for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 2010 to 2015. She also served as composer-in-residence for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra during the 2015-16 season and for L’Orchestre National d’Île-de-France from 2014 to 2016. This season, she is an Artist-in-Residence at National Sawdust in New York. She was also selected by the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA to serve as the Music Alive Composer-in-Residence with the Berkeley Symphony through the 2018–19 season.
During the 2017–18 season, the BBC Scottish Symphony performs the world premiere of Ms. Clyne’s Beltane in Glasgow. Recent highlights include the premiere of her mandolin concerto for Avi Avital, Three Sisters, performed with the Kremerata Baltica; Masquerade for the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Last Night of the Proms (also to be performed by the San Francisco Symphony in October 2018); This Lunar Beauty for the Britten Sinfonia and soprano Julia Doyle; RIFT, a symphonic ballet in collaboration with choreographer Kitty McNamee for Marin Alsop and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra; Pocket Book VIII for Roomful of Teeth; and her violin concerto, The Seamstress, performed by Jennifer Koh with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Clyne was nominated for the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for her double violin concerto, Prince of Clouds. She is also the recipient of the 2016 Hindemith Prize, a Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a grant from Opera America to develop a new opera, Eva.