Nico Muhly counts Philip Glass, The National, Björk and Usher amongst those who have called upon his talents. The prodigious musical polymath has also carved a reputation as a soundtrack composer, most notably scoring Stephen Daldry’s 2008 Academy Award winning movie, The Reader.
Having studied at New York’s Juilliard School under the tutelage of John Corigliano and Christopher Rouse, Muhly landed his first gig as a MIDI programmer for Philip Glass.
Work across a number of film productions followed, including score coordination on Stephen Daldry’s The Hours, additional orchestration on Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind and music preparation on Richard Eyre’s Notes on a Scandal.
After successfully scoring George Ratliff’s 2007 drama, Joshua, the young artist went on to work with Kenneth Lonergan on his 2009 film, Margaret. Muhly then composed his first opera, Two Boys, which was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera and the English National Opera. Most recently, he collaborated with Alfonso Gomez-Rejon on the critically acclaimed 2015 movie Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and with John Cameron Mitchell on the Neil Gaiman adaptation How To Talk To Girls At Parties. He is currently working on the score for the BBC re-make of Howards End.
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