Born in Los Angeles and based in London, Darren Bloom is a composer, conductor, and educator.

Darren’s chamber symphony, Dr. Glaser’s Experiment, was commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra. His Strange Attractors for his own Ossian Ensemble was selected for the International Society for Contemporary Music by the UK panel, and his opera KETTLEHEAD was performed in the Tête-à-Tête and Grimeborn Opera Festivals.

A winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize, Darren was commissioned to write his Five Brief Lessons on Physics for the Piatti String Quartet and Cheltenham Music Festival.

Darren regularly conducts the London Symphony Orchestra’s Soundhub Scheme and has recorded three CDs of new music on the NMC label with the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, and New London Chamber Ensemble with percussionist Evelyn Glennie. For the past three seasons he has directed the Cambridge University New Music Group.

A graduate of the Academy and Royal College, Darren is completing a PhD under the supervision of Richard Causton at the University of Cambridge where he also teaches composition and orchestration. He is Lead Tutor for Composition and Musicianship at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire Junior Department.