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  • Luke Styles

    Luke Styles

    Composer Biography

    Luke Styles is a UK based composer, represented by IMG Artists. Luke recently completed 3yrs as the Glyndebourne Young Composer in Residence and in this post he composed two chamber operas and two youth operas, they have been performed on the famous Glyndebourne main stage and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski. Alongside his operatic work Luke has recently found time to write new works for the London Sinfonietta and the 2014 New Music Biennial. Luke is currently composer in residence at the Foundling Museum.

    Luke is a former student of Wolfgang Rihm, George Benjamin and Detlev Mueller Siemens, he has studied in the UK, Germany and Austria. His music has featured at festivals including the Wien Modern, Aldeburgh Festival, Glyndebourne Festival and the Darmstadt International Festival for New Music. Major performance venues of Luke’s music include the Sydney Opera House, Glyndebourne, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Finnish Music Center and the Vienna Concert Hall. Luke is Artistic Director of Ensemble Amorpha.


  • Shortlisted 2015
    Category Community or educational project
    Work Tycho’s Dream

    About this work

    Tycho’s Dream is a Science fiction youth opera composed by Luke Styles, written by Peter Cant and performed by two professional singers and Glyndebourne’s Youth Opera groups 1 and 2.

    Beginning with the discovery of a new star which is destined to change the perception of the heavens forever, Tycho’s Dream transports us from Tycho Brahe’s 16th century Denmark to an imagined future where the innocent hands of children are used to mine moon rocks in the search for the first word. In six distinct episodes, Tycho’s Dream crosses time and space to explore the future set in motion by Tycho’s discovery, a future he could never have imagined; where a space elevator reaches between Earth and the moon, where children don’t age and where speaking is banned on Earth. Don’t be afraid! Don’t look away! Don’t hide your eyes! It’s here!
    Commissioned by Glyndebourne it was premiered on 8th November 2014.

    Click Here to watch a performance.



SHORTLISTED WORK

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 Tycho’s Dream