Martin Koch

Martin Koch

Martin runs a successful music production company and recording studio with colleague Nick Gilpin, which undertakes television, film, CD and DVD projects. Currently working on the film Consider Yourself for Mob Films and PTL, a musical written by Sir Elton John. Training: Royal College of Music (Scholar). Theatre includes: London (Musical Director): Chicago (Cambridge Theatre), Pirates of Penzance (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), The Boy Friend (Albery), Blondel (Aldwych) and Follies (Shaftesbury). International (Musical Supervisor): Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Oliver!, MAMMA MIA! and Billy Elliot the Musical. Orchestrations include: Just So, Moby Dick, Which Witch, Tutankhamen, MAMMA MIA!, Jerry Springer the Opera, Billy Elliot the Musical, Bad Girls, Kombat Opera, Shoes and VIVA FOREVER!. Also for Shirley Bassey, Charles Aznavour, Jennifer Rush, Michael Ball, Sir Elton John, Anastasia, Denise Van Outen, Jamelia, John Barrowman, Emeli Sandé, Lesley Garrett, Vanessa Mae, Will Young, Beverley Knight, Birdy and John Newman. Recordings include: More than 30 albums including: Les Misérables (original cast and symphonic), Miss Saigon, Oliver!, Hey, Mr Producer!, MAMMA MIA!, Jerry Springer the Opera, Billy Elliot the Musical, Bad Girls, John Barrowman – The Album and Shoes. Film includes: Sam, written and

directed by Nick Brooks.
Television includes: The Olivier Awards 1993-2001 (Composer, Arranger, Musical Supervisor), The Royal Variety Performance 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008 (Composer,

Arranger and Musical Supervisor), Baftas 1995-2003 (Composer, Arranger and Musical Supervisor), Sports Personality of the Year 2006-2014 (Composer, Arranger and Musical Supervisor), Kombat Opera (five mini operas for BBC TV – orchestrator) and Music Live (Composer, Arranger and Musical Supervisor). Conducting includes: London Philharmonic, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Metropole Orchestra, SWF German Radio Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and The London Symphony Orchestra. Other work includes: Music Supervisor for Cameron Mackintosh Ltd 1988-1999, Eurovision Song Contest 1998 (wrote the opening and closing titles, and Music Supervisor), Commonwealth Games Handover in Delhi 2010 (Composer, Orchestrator and Music Supervisor), London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies (Music Supervisor to all four ceremonies and Composer to the Paralympic Opening). Awards and nominations: Grammy and Tony Award nomination 2002 for MAMMA MIA!, Tony and Drama Desk Award winner 2009 for Billy Elliot the Musical.

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