Ed Scolding

Council member

Ed is a versatile composer with a strong interest in collaboration and drama. His concert music has been described as as 'subtle and polished' (Bachtrack) and 'succinct, witty and apt' (Norwich Evening News), and film music as 'intense but under-stated... extraordinarily effective' (Richard Paine, Faber Media Music).

Recent projects include Thrown for Sinfonia Newydd, percussion solo Drawing which won the Nonclassical Composition Competition, Black Sea for The Hermes Experiment supported by Bliss Trust / PRS Foundation and a score featuring Dermot Crehan’s Hardanger fiddle for short film The Blood of The Bear, screened in festivals across the UK and Europe.

Collaborative projects include short opera Adrift produced by Gestalt Arts, work with rock band Screaming Maldini and electronic producer Hem (aka Geoim), a Mozart flashmob for Welsh National Opera, music for Third Stage Dance and for Anna Jordan’s play Freak.

Ed’s music has been recorded by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and performed by Exaudi, Music Theatre Wales, London Sinfonietta and Ayre Flutes at the Southbank Centre, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Monmouth Festival and Cardiff Music Festival.

Living in London, Ed retains close links to Wales through his work as Publishing, Projects and Web Manager for quintuple BAFTA Cymru award-winning composition company John Hardy Music and sister label Ffin Records. Ed is a Rock & Pop examiner for Trinity College London and a member of the ISM Special Interest Group for composition.

Born in 1985, Ed graduated in 2008 from Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama with First Class Honours then completed MMus Composition with Distinction and the LRAM teaching diploma at the Royal Academy of Music in 2011 with support from sources including Arts Council Wales.