Max Richter’s work embodies both the rigour of the Classical tradition and the experimentalism of contemporary electronica, and is unafraid of appealing directly to our emotions. Numerous Classical No.1 records and sell-out performances at the world’s premiere venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Philharmonie de Paris and Berlin’s Berghain are a testament to Richter’s wide appeal.
Richter’s name has recently entered public consciousness through his many collaborations with filmmakers including Golden Globe-winner Waltz with Bashir, HBO’s drama The Leftovers, Jessica Chastain’s Miss Sloane, Hostiles starring Christian Bale, Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, and Tom Hardy’s Taboo, which gained Richter his first EMMY nomination. Numerous directors, including Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island) and, most recently, Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), have used Richter’s catalogue. Richter recently scored the Oscar-tipped White Boy Rick, Mary Queen of Scots as well as HBO’s My Brilliant Friend.
Richter’s 2012 Recomposed: The Four Seasons topped the classical charts in 22 countries, while its follow up, the eight-and-a-half-hour epic Sleep explored new ways for music and consciousness to interact. Richter moves successfully between solo works starting with his 2002 album Memoryhouse, described by the BBC as "a masterpiece in neoclassical composition", and collaborations with other artists. Richter’s work with musician and filmmaker Woodkid (The Golden Age) brought the duo a Grammy nomination, and the recent production of the Olivier award-winning Woolf Works, with long term collaborator Wayne McGregor at The Royal Ballet, resulted in the album Three Worlds, again topping classical charts worldwide.