Oliver Rudland | Composer & Producer

Oliver Rudland

was born in West Yorkshire in 1983. He studied composition with Huw Watkins and Joseph Horovitz and piano with Niel Immelman at the Royal College of Music as a Foundation Scholar, and then studied at Cambridge University with Robin Holloway, where he has taught for the past five years.

His orchestral music has been played in masterclasses directed by James MacMillan, Colin Matthews and Mark-Anthony Turnage, and he has had chamber works performed at the Cheltenham International Music Festival, the Southbank Centre, and the DiMenna Center (NYC), as well as at other venues in the U.S. and Europe. Oliver’s works have been performed by, among others, Matthew Gee (principal trombonist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), the Britten Sinfonia, the Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir, and Gonville and Caius College Chapel Choir. 

Oliver’s first opera, The Nightingale and the Rose, received its première at the Royal College of Music, London, and was then staged at the Carriageworks Theatre for four nights in 2008 by Leeds Youth Opera. 'Exceptional talent...Oliver is going to be a big name in the future.'
(Yorkshire Evening Post)

In 2011, Oliver staged a production of his children’s opera, The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark, based on the classic story by Jill Tomlinson, which received very positive reviews from audiences and critics alike. 'This was children's opera at its best; it was fun and accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds,' (GSM News).

Oliver is currently organising a production of a new opera Pincher Martin with a libretto and music by Oliver Rudland and based on the novel 'Pincher Martin' by William Golding which will be premiered by The Faust Ensemble conducted by Mark Austin at the Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, from 24th-26th July 2014.

 

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Eventide, Op. 1

for mixed choir S.S.A.A.T.T.B.B.

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Yorkshire Songs, Op. 2

for baritone and piano quintet

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Conquests of Zeus, Op. 3

for trombone and piano

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The Nightingale and the Rose (extract one)

an opera in one act

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The Nightingale and the Rose (extract two)

an opera in one act

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Blessing

for marimba sextet

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