Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre
  • Composer and Conductor, Impetuous Child Productions, United Kingdom

Pioneer of 21st century composition, combining originality with popularity. Has brought innovation to the music world through ground-breaking Virtual Choirs. One of the most performed composers; conductor, broadcaster and public speaker with a wide spectrum of media and corporate engagements across the globe. Composer in Residence, Cambridge University, UK. Has written for the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, BBC Proms, Chanticleer, Julian Lloyd Webber and the Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Rundfunkchor; co-wrote the Mermaid Theme for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (with Hans Zimmer). Has addressed: U.N. Leaders programme; TEDTalk (March 2011); universities worldwide; The Economist; Seoul Digital Forum; F.ounders. Recipient, Honorary Patronage, Trinity College, Dublin, Philosophical Society (2012).