Nico Muhly

Biography

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.

Placements

News

  • Wayne McGregor: Collaboration Features Music Sales Highlights

    Wayne McGregor: Collaboration Features Music Sales Highlights

    13th September 2019

    Wayne McGregor has teamed up with Mercury KX to issue the first curated album release from the celebrated contemporary dance choreographer. The album features the crème de la crème artists of the neo-classical, experimental, electronic and...

  • Nico Muhly Nominated For Hollywood Music In Media Awards

    Nico Muhly Nominated For Hollywood Music In Media Awards

    18th October 2018

    Nico Muhly's score for period drama Howards End has been nominated in two categories at the 2018 Hollywood Music In Media Awards: Original Score - TV Show / Limited Series and Main Title Theme - TV Show / Limited Series. The series aired...

  • New Album By Nico Muhly And Thomas Bartlett Available Now

    New Album By Nico Muhly And Thomas Bartlett Available Now

    18th May 2018

    Music Sales composer Nico Muhly and his longtime friend and collaborator Thomas Bartlett have come together once again to create a new album, Peter Pears: Balinese Ceremonial Muisc, which is available now. This fresh release is made up of...

  • Nico Muhly Interviewed By Guild Of Music Supervisors

    Nico Muhly Interviewed By Guild Of Music Supervisors

    4th May 2018

    Music Sales composer Nico Muhly recently sat down with the team at the Guild Of Music Supervisors to chat about his work on the BAFTA TV Craft award-nominated series Howards End. They talked about how he got involved in the show, the...

  • 2018 TV BAFTA Nominations Announced

    2018 TV BAFTA Nominations Announced

    5th April 2018

    Further to the recent 2018 BAFTA Television Craft nominations, including Original Music nominations for Jocelyn Pook's King Charles III score and Nico Muhly's music for Howards End, the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards have...