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Geoff has been working with music for film since before he finished high school. He has played in everything from symphony orchestras to rock bands. At music college he studied composition with Brian Elias, Susan Bradshaw, Gerard McBurney and Giles Swayne, then went on to become a leading arranger and conductor of music for the big screen.

Dividing his time between Hollywood and the British and European industries, he has worked on well over 100 movies, from CLIFFHANGER, NOTTING HILL and THE REMAINS OF THE DAY to EVEREST, BOXTROLLS, the HARRY POTTER films and the multi award winning documentaries BLUE PLANET, PLANET EARTH and FROZEN PLANET. In 2013 he conducted the music for GRAVITY which went on to win the Academy Award for best score.

Most recently he has composed scores for the short thriller BLOOD MONEY (2016 Dir. Jamil Dehlavi), A FOREIGN GOD (2015 Dir. Jonathan Hughes) and the documentary STATIN NATION 2 (2015 Dir. Justin Smith), whilst THE LADY IN THE VAN (2015), ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING (2015) and ALI AND NINO (2016) have featured his work as an orchestrator.

Away from the screen he has made studio albums with artists as diverse as Jose Carreras, Jon Anderson, Metallica and the Vienna Boys Choir. He orchestrated the national anthem to accompany Brian May on the roof of Buckingham Palace during the golden jubilee celebrations of 2002 and made a major contribution to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games 2012 as both arranger and conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra with whom he has a long-standing relationship.
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He somehow still finds time to write for the concert hall, where his most well known work is PHANTASIA, a double concerto for violin and cello based on themes from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Commissioned by Andrew and Julian Lloyd Webber, it was recorded in 2005 for EMI Classics with Sarah Chang (violin), Julian Lloyd Webber (cello) and Simon Lee conducting.

In 2007 he was appointed Artistic Advisor to English Sinfonia. TOWARDS THE DAWN, featuring leader and soloist Janice Graham, was written for the orchestra in support of the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer and has become a regular fixture on Classic FM's playlist since it was released in 2008. His most recent work for the ensemble, YOU ARE HERE (2011) is another double concerto, this time for the unlikely combination of violin and bassoon.

A full biography and credit list is available on the download page.
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