Mr Nigel Hess

Honorary Fellow

Nigel Hess studied music at St Catharine’s and has since worked extensively as a composer in television, theatre, film and the concert hall. He has scored many Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Globe productions and received the New York Drama Desk Award for Much Ado About Nothing and Cyrano de Bergerac on Broadway. Nigel has also composed much concert music including the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra commissioned by HRH the Prince of Wales, together with numerous scores for both American and British television productions. He has received the Ivor Novello award twice for Best TV Theme (Hetty Wainthropp Investigates and Testament), and is well-known to Classic FM listeners for his film soundtrack to Ladies in Lavender played by violinist Joshua Bell and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.