Composer Debbie Wiseman OBE becomes Patron of Soundabout
Soundabout is delighted to announce the appointment of composer and conductor Debbie Wiseman as their new Patron. One of the UK’s most successful music ambassadors, Debbie, who is Composer in Residence at Classic FM, has created some of the greatest soundtracks of our times; from the film score for the BBC’s Wolf Hall and Stephen Fry’s “Oscar Wilde” to the Andrew Marr Show.
Debbie’s appointment comes a week before the Classic FM and the rest of the Global network will be supporting the charity via the annual Global’s Make Some Noise charity day on Friday 11th October.
Earlier this year Debbie joined fellow Patron, musical savant Derek Paravacini, as well as alongside composers John Rutter, Dame Evelyn Glennie and Will Todd in supporting the charity’s #ShareTheLove campaign created by music producer James Hawkins. The powerful campaign film, which asked the questions “How do you say I love you using sound alone?” aimed to highlight the vital importance of music in the lives of people with severe and profound learning disabilities. View here: www.soundabout.org.uk/sharethelove
As well as her composing work, Debbie appears in concert halls across the country conducting her film scores, and has been a regular guest conductor at the Royal Albert Hall’s annual Filmharmonic concert as well as appearing at the 2014 Cordoba International Cinema Music Festival, becoming the first female conductor in the history of the event. Debbie is a Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Music, and regularly gives masterclasses to schools and colleges about the art of composing music for picture.
In the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s list, June 2018 Debbie Wiseman was awarded the OBE for services to music.