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Ryan  Wigglesworth

Born: August 31st, 1979
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Upcoming :
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música
2017-10-14 | Porto (Portugal), Casa da Música, Sala Suggia — 18:00
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música
2017-10-14 | Porto (Portugal), Casa da Música, Sala Suggia — 18:00

Composer, conductor, pianist Ryan Wigglesworth was born in Yorkshire in 1979. Educated at Oxford University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, between 2007 and 2009 he was a Lecturer at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College.

His orchestral work, Sternenfall, written for the BBC Symphony Orchestra and premiered under the composer’s direction in February 2008, firmly established Wigglesworth as one of the leading composers of his generation. Augenlieder, an orchestral song cycle for soprano Claire Booth was commissioned by BBC SO and premiered with Wiggleworth conducting in November 2009. It went on to receive the vocal prize at the 2010 British Composer Awards.

Another orchestral work, Locke's Theatre, was commissioned for the BBC SO and Aldeburgh to celebrate Benjamin Britten's 100th birthday on 22 November 2013 and Echo and Narcissus, a dramatic cantata for mezzo, baritone, three female voices and piano co-commissioned by Aldeburgh, Wigmore Hall and Musik im Riesen and premiered at the 2014 Aldeburgh Festival by Pamela Helen Stephen, Mark Padmore and the composer. 

Wigglesworth’s opera, The Winter's Tale (2017) opened at English National Opera in a production directed by actor Rory Kinnear with a cast including Iain Paterson and Sophie Bevan in the main roles. A new orchestral work, Clocks from a Winter’s Tale, was premiered by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in May 2017.

Ryan Wiggesworth was Daniel R. Lewis Composing Fellow with The Cleveland Orchestra 2013-2015, for whom he wrote Études-Tableaux, premiered in 2015 under Franz Welser-Möst. He is currently Artist-in-Residence with English National Opera, where he conducts regularly. 

As a conductor, Wigglesworth works with major international orchestras including the Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and he is Principal Guest Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra. He has conducted over forty premieres, introducing major works by Harrison Birtwistle, Elliott Carter and Alexander Goehr, and including the music of Oliver Knussen, from whom he works closely. In 2013 he conducted the revival of Birtwistle’s The Minotaur with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and a new production of Knussen’s Where the Wild Things Are and Higgelty, Piggelty, Pop! with the Britten Sinfonia for Aldeburgh and the Barbican.

Wigglesworth's recording of orchestral works by Harrison Birtwistle with the Hallé for NMC won awards from Gramophone and BBC Music magazines. NMC released Echo and Narcissus, a first orchestral portrait disc for Wigglesworth in October 2015.

Ryan Wigglesworth is represented as a conductor by Jonathan Groves at Ingpen & Williams.

1979
Born in Yorkshire
2007-09
Lecturer at Cambridge University and Fellow of Corpus Christi College
2008
Premiere of "Sternenfall" for orchestra (BBC Symphony Orchestra)
2009
Premiere of "The Genesis of Secrecy" for orchestra (BBC Symphony Orchestra)

Premiere of "Augenlieder" for soprano and orchestra (Claire Booth, BBC Symphony Orchestra)
2010
"Augenlieder" wins the vocal prize at the British Composer Awards

Premiere of "A First Book of Inventions"
2012
Composer-in-Residence at English National Opera (ENO)

Composer-in-Residence at the Nederlands Kamerorkest and Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música
2017-10-14 | Porto (Portugal), Casa da Música, Sala Suggia — 18:00
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música
2017-10-14 | Porto (Portugal), Casa da Música, Sala Suggia — 18:00
Conductor: Edward Gardner
Orchestra: Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester
2018-01-25 | Bergen (Norway), Grieghallen
2018-04-04 | Berlin (Germany), Berliner Philharmonie

Gallery

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  1. Augenlieder

    Augenlieder

    for soprano and orchestra
    Composer: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    Instrumentation: soprano and orchestra
    Edition: performance material
    Language: English - French - German
  2. Sternenfall

    Sternenfall

    for orchestra
    Composer: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    Instrumentation: orchestra
    Edition: performance material
  3. A First Book of Inventions

    A First Book of Inventions

    for orchestra
    Composer: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    Instrumentation: chamber orchestra
    Edition: performance material
  4. Violin Concerto

    Violin Concerto

    Composer: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    Instrumentation: violin and orchestra
    Edition: performance material
  5. Locke's Theatre

    Locke's Theatre

    for orchestra
    Instrumentation: orchestra
    Edition: performance material
  6. Études-Tableaux

    Études-Tableaux

    for orchestra
    Composer: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    Instrumentation: orchestra
    Edition: performance material
  7. The Winter's Tale

    The Winter's Tale

    opera in three acts based on the play by William Shakespeare
    Composer: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    librettist: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    Language: English
  8. The Winter's Tale

    The Winter's Tale

    opera in three acts based on the play by William Shakespeare
    Composer: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    librettist: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    Edition: study score
    Language: English
    Order No.: ED 13991
    €89.00

    Out of stock

  9. Clocks from a Winter's Tale

    Clocks from a Winter's Tale

    for orchestra
    Composer: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    Instrumentation: orchestra
    Edition: performance material
  10. Augenlieder

    Augenlieder

    for soprano and orchestra
    Composer: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    Instrumentation: soprano and orchestra
    Edition: study score
    Language: English - French - German
    Order No.: ED 13367
    €28.00

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Profile

Composer, conductor, pianist Ryan Wigglesworth was born in Yorkshire in 1979. Educated at Oxford University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, between 2007 and 2009 he was a Lecturer at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College.

His orchestral work, Sternenfall, written for the BBC Symphony Orchestra and premiered under the composer’s direction in February 2008, firmly established Wigglesworth as one of the leading composers of his generation. Augenlieder, an orchestral song cycle for soprano Claire Booth was commissioned by BBC SO and premiered with Wiggleworth conducting in November 2009. It went on to receive the vocal prize at the 2010 British Composer Awards.

Another orchestral work, Locke's Theatre, was commissioned for the BBC SO and Aldeburgh to celebrate Benjamin Britten's 100th birthday on 22 November 2013 and Echo and Narcissus, a dramatic cantata for mezzo, baritone, three female voices and piano co-commissioned by Aldeburgh, Wigmore Hall and Musik im Riesen and premiered at the 2014 Aldeburgh Festival by Pamela Helen Stephen, Mark Padmore and the composer. 

Wigglesworth’s opera, The Winter's Tale (2017) opened at English National Opera in a production directed by actor Rory Kinnear with a cast including Iain Paterson and Sophie Bevan in the main roles. A new orchestral work, Clocks from a Winter’s Tale, was premiered by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in May 2017.

Ryan Wiggesworth was Daniel R. Lewis Composing Fellow with The Cleveland Orchestra 2013-2015, for whom he wrote Études-Tableaux, premiered in 2015 under Franz Welser-Möst. He is currently Artist-in-Residence with English National Opera, where he conducts regularly. 

As a conductor, Wigglesworth works with major international orchestras including the Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and he is Principal Guest Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra. He has conducted over forty premieres, introducing major works by Harrison Birtwistle, Elliott Carter and Alexander Goehr, and including the music of Oliver Knussen, from whom he works closely. In 2013 he conducted the revival of Birtwistle’s The Minotaur with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and a new production of Knussen’s Where the Wild Things Are and Higgelty, Piggelty, Pop! with the Britten Sinfonia for Aldeburgh and the Barbican.

Wigglesworth's recording of orchestral works by Harrison Birtwistle with the Hallé for NMC won awards from Gramophone and BBC Music magazines. NMC released Echo and Narcissus, a first orchestral portrait disc for Wigglesworth in October 2015.

Ryan Wigglesworth is represented as a conductor by Jonathan Groves at Ingpen & Williams.

Works
Chronology
1979
Born in Yorkshire
2007-09
Lecturer at Cambridge University and Fellow of Corpus Christi College
2008
Premiere of "Sternenfall" for orchestra (BBC Symphony Orchestra)
2009
Premiere of "The Genesis of Secrecy" for orchestra (BBC Symphony Orchestra)

Premiere of "Augenlieder" for soprano and orchestra (Claire Booth, BBC Symphony Orchestra)
2010
"Augenlieder" wins the vocal prize at the British Composer Awards

Premiere of "A First Book of Inventions"
2012
Composer-in-Residence at English National Opera (ENO)

Composer-in-Residence at the Nederlands Kamerorkest and Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest
Performances
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música
2017-10-14 | Porto (Portugal), Casa da Música, Sala Suggia — 18:00
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música
2017-10-14 | Porto (Portugal), Casa da Música, Sala Suggia — 18:00
Conductor: Edward Gardner
Orchestra: Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester
2018-01-25 | Bergen (Norway), Grieghallen
2018-04-04 | Berlin (Germany), Berliner Philharmonie
Gallery

Gallery

Products

per page
  1. Augenlieder

    Augenlieder

    for soprano and orchestra
    Composer: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    Instrumentation: soprano and orchestra
    Edition: performance material
    Language: English - French - German
  2. Sternenfall

    Sternenfall

    for orchestra
    Composer: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    Instrumentation: orchestra
    Edition: performance material
  3. A First Book of Inventions

    A First Book of Inventions

    for orchestra
    Composer: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    Instrumentation: chamber orchestra
    Edition: performance material
  4. Violin Concerto

    Violin Concerto

    Composer: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    Instrumentation: violin and orchestra
    Edition: performance material
  5. Locke's Theatre

    Locke's Theatre

    for orchestra
    Instrumentation: orchestra
    Edition: performance material
  6. Études-Tableaux

    Études-Tableaux

    for orchestra
    Composer: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    Instrumentation: orchestra
    Edition: performance material
  7. The Winter's Tale

    The Winter's Tale

    opera in three acts based on the play by William Shakespeare
    Composer: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    librettist: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    Language: English
  8. The Winter's Tale

    The Winter's Tale

    opera in three acts based on the play by William Shakespeare
    Composer: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    librettist: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    Edition: study score
    Language: English
    Order No.: ED 13991
    €89.00

    Out of stock

  9. Clocks from a Winter's Tale

    Clocks from a Winter's Tale

    for orchestra
    Composer: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    Instrumentation: orchestra
    Edition: performance material
  10. Augenlieder

    Augenlieder

    for soprano and orchestra
    Composer: Wigglesworth, Ryan
    Instrumentation: soprano and orchestra
    Edition: study score
    Language: English - French - German
    Order No.: ED 13367
    €28.00

per page
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