Christopher Austin (born November 14, 1968) is a British conductor, and an arranger and orchestrator of film and television scores.
Austin originally intended to become a composer. He studied at the
University of Bristol with Adrian Beaumont and Raymond Warren (1987–90), and subsequently at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Robert Saxton and Simon Bainbridge. [1 ]
As a conductor he is most associated with contemporary music. He is the founder and artistic director of the Brunel Ensemble. He has also worked with many of the leading orchestras in the
UK and Europe, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Royal Ballet.
His film work includes
and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy . The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse
He often collaborates with the composer
Joby Talbot, with whom he co-wrote the song " So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish", along with Garth Jennings, director of . The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Austin teaches composition, conducting and orchestration at the
Royal Academy of Music, in London. He was the composition tutor of Paul Morley in the BBC television documentary . How to Be a Composer [2 ]
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