Michael Price has written the soundtracks to some of the best-known films and TV shows of the last 20 years. We are thrilled to include one of Michael’s pieces in our Piano syllabus. Find out more by watching Michael speak about his music.
Michael Price is one of the UK’s most sought after composers. His work for film and television has been widely recognised, winning an EMMY award in 2014, for the critically acclaimed BBC series Sherlock, which he scores with David Arnold, as well as two further EMMY nominations, and BAFTA & Ivor Novello nominations. Other recent TV projects include five seasons of ITV’s BAFTA-winning crime drama Unforgotten, a new adaptation of Dracula for BBC/Netflix, and two seasons of the Sister Boniface Mysteries.
Prior to achieving acclaim as a composer himself, Michael enjoyed significant achievements as a music editor on a number of blockbuster films such as Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Richard Curtis’ Love Actually, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men. As a music editor, Michael has been nominated for 4 MPSE Golden Reel Awards, winning in 2001 for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
Michael’s first film experience was as musical assistant, co-producer and arranger to the late Michael Kamen, with whom he collaborated for five years. During this time Michael worked on a number of prestigious projects including X-Men, Band of Brothers, The Iron Giant, Metallica — S&M, and live concerts around the world. Michael has also arranged or written additional music on a number of major film projects, including Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.