Anthony Weeden

Conductor and Orchestrator


Anthony has established an outstanding career as an orchestral conductor and orchestrator with a keen desire to step beyond traditional musical boundaries. His vast repertoire, ability to work in diverse musical styles and genres, and friendly character makes him frequently in demand with orchestras and ensembles around the world. Anthony’s award winning work for the film and TV industry includes, orchestrating and conducting Jóhann Jóhannsson’s film scores to The Theory of Everything (Golden Globe winner for Best Original Score/Oscar nominated) Sicario (Oscar/BAFTA nominated), and Arrival (Oscar/Golden Globe/BAFTA nominated), Rael Jones’ film score to My Cousin Rachel, and orchestrating David Arnold and Michael Price’s score to BBC TV series Sherlock (Emmy winning music in 2014), to name a few. Growing up on the North East coast of England, Anthony was quickly immersed in the brass band traditions of the region as a cornet player, before studying trumpet and composition at the Royal Academy of Music, Junior Academy until he was 18. He graduated from the University of Durham with a BA Hons degree in Music, specialising in composition, and continued his studies in orchestral conducting at the Royal College of Music. After winning the August Manns prize for conducting two years consecutively at the Royal College of Music, he also became the first ever winner of the Norman Del Mar Conducting Prize in 1999 and was a Western European finalist in the Maazel/Vilar International Conducting Competition in 2002. In 2014 Anthony was awarded an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.