Greg Harradine



Greg Harradine was born in Norfolk in 1988 and composes for orchestra, for solo instruments, and everything in between. Recent commissions include a string sextet, Flux Alluvia, written for (and premiered by) the Amici Ensemble; Caledonian Portraits, a suite of 8 art-inspired pieces for solo piano, funded by Creative Scotland; and Incandenza Variations, composed for the K3A Orchestra.

Harradine was recently awarded Second Prize in the Sheffield Chorale 50th Anniversary Composing Competition. He received the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Award in 2014 which led to a year-long Residency at Soho Theatre. He was a finalist in the Royal Shakespeare Company Songwriting Competition in 2015, and won the Best Theatre Award at Brighton Fringe Festival in 2012 for East (written by Stephen Berkoff) which featured a live piano score which Harradine composed and performed.

Other notable works include Drifting Dragons, a promenade opera commissioned by Baseless Fabric Theatre and performed at Arcola Theatre as part of their Grimeborn Festival; The Story of Henry Wicker, a suite for cello and piano in six movements commissioned by MGSO4 Festival; a wind quintet, Seven Against Thebes; and a regular output of solo piano music (currently over 50 works) which are released on YouTube, streaming platforms, and to Harradine’s audience of supporters on Patreon. Several choirs have commissioned songs from Harradine, including Eclectic Voices and the Military Wives Choirs. He has composed ten pedagogical works for flute and piano, published by Allegro Publishing.

Harradine also has a history of composing for the theatre, collaborating with companies including the Young Vic, Look Left Look Right, Soho Theatre, ByMoonlight Theatre, Theatre Uncut, Theatre Iolo, and Camisado Club.

His music has been described as “irresistibly catchy” (Claire Jackson, Music Teacher Magazine), and “a beautiful addition to the repertoire” (Tibi Cziger, Artistic Director of the Israeli Chamber Project). Much of Harradine’s music is inspired by other art forms (especially literature and painting) and by the natural world. Harradine describes his compositional language as “largely tonal, often lyrical; it attempts to grasp the complex inner life that we all experience.”

Harradine maintains a busy teaching practice and has a popular YouTube channel where he shares new compositions as well as videos about composing and music in general. He has released two albums of piano music on Spotify (and other streaming platforms).

He moved to the Scottish Borders in 2020 and lives there with his wife and three children.