Anna Rice is highly sought-after as a composer and lyricist in the UK and Irish music industries.


Musicians who have recorded and performed Anna's film scores, orchestrations and songs include Lang Lang, Joseph, Jam Hsiao, Coco Lee, the Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica, the Hallé, the Ulster Orchestra, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the Irish Film Orchestra, and the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. 


As lyricist, Anna's feature film theme song credits include 'Eternal Breath' from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (English lyrics), 'Take Me To Shanghai' from The Wasted Times and 'Brush The Sky' from Miss Puff, as well as the title song to BBC children's series Zombie Hotel.


Her score to Graham Cantwell’s Anton was nominated for ‘Best Original Score’ in the 2009 IFTAs. Her other live action & documentary scores include the title music to Ian Hislop’s BBC series When Bankers Were Good and Ian Hislop’s Age of the Do-Gooders; the multi-award-winning 4 Queens (dir. Vittoria Colonna) and Tongan Ark (dir. Paul Janman). She scored the Abbey Theatre & National Theatre's inaugural collaborative production of Juno And The Paycock (dir. Howard Davies) starring Ciarán Hinds, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Sinéad Cusack.


Anna has scored over two hundred animated episodes for TV broadcast, most recently Lucky Fred 2 (Imira Entertainment / Telegael / Toonz Entertainment / Televisió de Catalunya / Aeon Entertainment) and Captain Flinn and The Pirate Dinosaurs (SLR Australia / Telegael / Top Draw / ZDF Enterprises)

She works closely with composer Shigeru Umebayashi as arranger & orchestrator; collaborating on feature film scores for The Wasted Times dir. Cheng Er, God of War dir. Gordon Chan, the video game score for Onmyoji (NetEase Games) and Umebayashi's violin concerto 'The Japanese Four Seasons', commissioned by violinist Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica. Other collaborators for whom Anna has orchestrated include The Chieftains, Cara Dillon and Moxie.


Anna was one of 12 composers worldwide invited to the ASCAP Filmscoring Workshop in Los Angeles in 2008. She is an alumna of The Royal College of Music, London and Trinity College Dublin..


Anna’s music is published by Music Sales Group (First Name Music/Novello and Co. Ltd) and she is represented by First Name Music, UK.



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