Luke Bedford is a British composer who has quietly made a significant name among the composers of his generation with a series of award-winning scores that are now being performed internationally.

Luke was born in 1978 and studied at the Royal College of Music and the Academy with Edwin Roxburgh and Simon Bainbridge.

Bedford was the first ever composer-in-residence at the Wigmore Hall. Prizes include the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Artists Award in 2007 and the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung Composer’s Prize in music 2012.

His two acclaimed operas, Seven Angles (2011) and Through His Teeth (2014) have been performed at the Royal Opera House, as well as having many subsequent productions in Germany and the USA.

Orchestral works have been commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra, The Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Deutsche Symphonie Berlin and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

A portrait CD was produced by Col Legno in 2012. Bastille musique released Through His Teeth in autumn 2017, and a CD of chamber works in 2022, recorded by the Holst Sinfonietta.

Recent works include: In The Voices Of The Living, for Mark Padmore and the London Sinfonietta, and Staggered Nocturne, a percussion concerto for Colin Currie and the Philharmonia.