Christopher Cook is a multi-award-winning composer based in the UK. He is the 2022 recipient of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic's annual Rushworth Prize, his music has been performed internationally and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. His recent piece for Chamber Orchestra, 'In Their Wake' was performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic's Ensemble 10:10 at Liverpool's Tung Auditorium in October 2023 and in January, his orchestral piece 'Flow State' was performed by the BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Elena Schwarz.
Versatile as a cross-genre composer, he has also written the soundtrack to several feature films including "Code of Silence" (2021) starring Stephen Moyer, dir. Ben Mole and "Wolves of War" (2022) dir. Giles Alderson starring Rupert Graves, Ed Westwick and Matt Willis.
In 2022 he won the Brookwright international Brass Band composition competition for his piece 'Excursion' which Paul Hindmarsh, one of the adjudicators, described as ‘imaginative, colourful, and thoroughly engaging’. In 2023 this was again performed in the RNCM Brass Band festival as well as being published by Brookwright music. Having studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with a scholarship thanks to the Richard Newitt Fund under Adam Gorb and Emily Howard, in 2021 he was a finalist in the John Armitage Memorial Prize, writing for Onyx Brass under the mentorship of Paul Mealor. Following this, in 2022, he was awarded the RNCM's Rosamond prize for his collaboration with the poet Katherine Collins whom he has recently worked with on a new piece workshopped by the BBC Singers.
Code of Silence (2021) feature - Picture Perfect Ltd. - Directed by Ben Mole
Period, Crime, Thriller
Merman (2023) short - Astraea productions - Directed by Madeleine Wynn
Wolves of War (2022) feature -
Directed by Giles Alderson
Starring Ed Westwick, Rupert Graves and Matt Willis