Max Richter stands as one of the most prodigious figures on the contemporary music scene, with ground-breaking work as a composer, pianist, producer, and collaborator. From synthesizers and computers to a full symphony orchestra, Richter’s innovative work encompasses solo albums, ballets, concert hall performances, film and television series, video art installations and theatre works. He is classically trained, having studied at Edinburgh University, the Royal Academy of Music in London, and with composer Luciano Berio in Florence. In recent years, Richter’s music has become a mainstay for many of the world’s leading ballet companies and written prolifically for film and television, including the soundtrack for sci-fi drama Ad Astra starring Brad Pitt, Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, Ari Folman’s Waltz With Bashir and for the Oscar-winning Arrival by Denis Villeneuve. His latest recorded project, VOICES, was released in 2020.