EMMY-WINNING ‘SHERLOCK’ COMPOSER JOINS SURREY’S TONMEISTER TEACHING TEAM

Tonmeister graduate and Emmy award winning screen composer Michael Price is bringing his experience to the University of Surrey’s Music and Sound Recording degree as a Visiting Professor.

Michael’s Emmy triumph came in the category of Outstanding Music Composition for an Original Dramatic Score for a series three episode of the hit BBC television series Sherlock. He shared the award with David Arnold, with whom he has collaborated on all three seasons of Sherlock. The duo have also been nominated for and won numerous other awards for their work.

Michael (whose credits also include the Lord of the Rings trilogy, James Bond movies Casino Royale and Quantum of SolaceThe Inbetweeners, Love Actually and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason) takes up his new role at Surrey from September, in addition to his commitments as a professional composer.

Michael commented: “It’s a real privilege to spend time with the Tonmeister students and staff. I hope that sharing some of my experiences on Sherlock and other projects will be useful for them, as well as fun for me.”

Professor Tony Myatt, Head of Music and Media at the University of Surrey, said: “It’s wonderful to see a Tonmeister graduate achieving such prestigious international recognition. Michael’s willingness to share his knowledge and to support our Sound Recording degree students is extraordinarily generous.

“Surrey students who are looking towards a career in film music and composition will have a fabulous opportunity to gain first-hand insight from one of the world’s most professional and talented composers for film and TV.”