|Born||August 14, 1973|
|Education||Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, London College of Music (TVU)|
Leigh Phillips is an award-winning composer, orchestrator, and conductor of music for film, media, and theatre. In addition to this, he is responsible for developing unique orchestrations, and arrangements, of film-music for live concert performance and recording.
Previous collaborations have included the, BAFTA Award-winning, composer John Ottman, Grammy Award-winning television composer Joe Harnell, The Halle Orchestra, The Golden State Pops Orchestra, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, soundtrack producers Silva Screen Records and Tadlow Music; his orchestrations and arrangements featuring in productions by companies such as Decca Records, SKY, IMAX, ITV, Channel 4, Prometheus Records, Classic FM and the BBC.
One particularly prominent feature of Phillips' career has been his involvement in the reconstruction of classic (and previously unreleased) film scores. Some notable examples of reconstruction projects (both complete scores and compilation albums) that have utilised his orchestrations, include:
- King of Kings (Miklos Rozsa)
- Damnation Alley - vintage synth programming (Jerry Goldsmith)
- The Curse of Frankenstein (James Bernard)
- Dracula (James Bernard)
- Thriller - vol. 2 (Jerry Goldsmith)
- Ben Hur (Miklos Rozsa)
- Thriller - vol.1 (Jerry Goldsmith)
- The Thief of Bagdad (Miklos Rozsa)
- Sodom & Gomorrah (Miklos Rozsa)
- The Blue Max (Jerry Goldsmith)
- Exodus (Ernest Gold)
- Lawrence of Arabia (Maurice Jarre)
- Conan the Barbarian (Basil Poledouris)
- Conan the Destroyer (Basil Poledouris)
- Taras Bulba (traditional folk-song arrangements)
- Quo Vadis' (Miklos Rozsa)
- The Salamander (Jerry Goldsmith)
- Public Access (John Ottman)
Other orchestration & composition projects have included:
- The Serengeti Rules (Documentary)
- Britannia (TV Series)
- West End Stars in Concert (Tour)
- The Bachelor King 3D (Film)
- Ice Age Giants (BBC Documentary)
- War Made Easy (Documentary)
- Still Life (Feature Film)
- The Legend Trip (Feature Film)
In 2014, Leigh was presented with the IFMCA Special Award for his work on the reconstruction of Jerry Goldsmith's score, 'The Salamander'; previous recipients of this award included Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, Haiti - The Symphony of Hope project, and James Horner.
With a long-standing interest in music-education, he was head of film-music composition at The London College of Music (2014 - 2020), where he was responsible for developing the UK's first, film-music specific, Bachelor of Music Degree.
*Denotes 2006 Jerry Goldsmith Award for Best Achievement in Audio Visual Music
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- Hadley, Chris. "Reconstructing the Salamander (Interview)". Film Score Monthly. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
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- Southall, James. "'The Salamander' - CD Review". Movie Wave. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
- LCM, UWL. "BMus in Film Composition course page". Retrieved 9 September 2014.