Craig Armstrong is a Scottish-born composer. Through his orchestral writing, electronic music and wide-ranging artistic collaborations in classical and film music, Craig Armstrong’s distinct compositional voice has received worldwide acclaim.
Concert works from Armstrong include commissions from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Hebrides Ensemble, Cappella Nova and the Barbican Stockhausen Festival, amongst others. Armstrong most recently composed the beautiful Painted In White for organ and strings performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra for the Union Chapel’s Organ Reframed Festival. Armstrong’s second Scottish Opera commission, The Lady From The Sea, premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2012 winning the Herald Angel Award.
Armstrong has composed scores for both Hollywood and independent films from Peter Mullan’s directorial debut The Close Trilogy to the BAFTA, Ivor Novello and Golden Globe winning award scores for Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge!. Many more films have benefited from Armstrong’s music including Love Actually, World Trade Centre, Far From The Madding Crowd, The Great Gatsby, Snowden and the Grammy award-winning score for Ray. In 2018 he completed work on the critically acclaimed Mrs Lowry and Son, directed by Adrian Noble.
Working primarily from his studio in Glasgow, Armstrong continues to work internationally in composition.