Northern Ballet Music Director, John Pryce-Jones, tells us about the process of selecting a composer for an original score for a new ballet. In 2013 we commissioned Philip Feeney to create a new score for David Nixon OBE's new version of Cinderella.
Northern Ballet Music Director John Pryce-Jones talks about the A Midsummer Night's Dream score and how extra music was selected to fit with Mendelssohn's music and with David Nixon OBE's vision the ballet.
In a nutshell describe your job and how you got into it.
I am the Music Director at Northern Ballet. I started conducting choral groups whilst at school and then developed this and orchestral conducting at University. This led to a career in Opera until 1992 when I joined Northern Ballet