Michael Nyman

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Birthday
23, 1944
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
23, 1944 (age 75)
Birthplace
England

About

Composer and pianist whose minimalist works include film scores, operas, concerti, and string quartets. He also headed several pieces of Chamber Music with the Michael Nyman Band. In 2008 he won the Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Before Fame

He attended King's College, London and later trained at the Royal Academy of Music.

Trivia

He composed numerous operas, including Facing Goya, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and Man and Boy: Dada, Love Counts.

Family Life

He and his wife, Aet Nyman, had two daughters, one of whom (Molly Neiman) also became a composer.

Associated With

He composed the critically-acclaimed soundtrack of director Jane Campion's 1993 film, The Piano.