Craig Armstrong Poster


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Date of Birth 29 April 1959Glasgow, Scotland, UK

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Craig Armstrong, born in Glasgow, 1959. Studied composition and piano at the Royal Academy of Music, London from 1977 to 1981.

From his base in Glasgow he has written for film, classical commissions and solo recordings. He has composed for Baz Lurhmann's Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge!, The Quiet American, Ray, Orphans, Oliver Stone's World Trade Centre, and Elizabeth:The Golden Age. Most recently Armstrong collaborated for the third time with Baz Luhrmann on his new film, The Great Gatsby, for which Armstrong was Grammy nominated for his original score.

For his film scores Armstrong has been awarded two BAFTA's, two Ivor Novellos, a Golden Globe, an American Film Institute Award, a Grammy and in 2007 an outstanding International Achievement award from Scottish BAFTA.

Armstrong has released two solo records to Massive Attack's label Melankolic and Piano Works on Sanctuary in 2004. Memory Takes My Hand was released on EMI Classics in 2008 featuring the violinist Clio Gould and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Armstrong has composed concert works for the RSNO, London Sinfonietta, Hebrides Ensemble and the Scottish Ensemble. Armstrong's second Scottish Opera commission, 'The Lady From The Sea', premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2012 winning the Herald Angel Award.

Craig is visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music, London and was awarded an O.B.E for services to the music industry.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Symphonic Ltd

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He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2010 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to the music industry.

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