Philip Feeney

Composer
Philip Feeney

Philip Feeney studied composition with Robin Holloway and Hugh Wood at Cambridge University and with Franco Donatoni in Rome. He has written extensively for ballet and dance, and is well known as a pianist, working with many companies including: Northern Ballet; Birmingham Royal Ballet; Rambert; Carlos Acosta; Adventures in Motion Pictures; and the Martha Graham Company.

As a composer he has collaborated with many different choreographers including: Christopher GableDavid Nixon; Michael Pink; Didy Veldman; Michael Keegan-Dolan; Derek Williams; Adam Cooper; Sara Matthews; and hip-hop artist, Jonzi D. His work has been performed by companies as diverse as English National Ballet; Boston Ballet; Rambert; Cullberg Ballet; Scottish Dance Theatre; Bern Ballet; Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet; and Fabulous Beast, including the critically acclaimed Giselle (2003) and the award-winning The Bull (2005).

His connection with Northern Ballet stretches back over twenty-five years, and he has written six full-length scores for the company: Cinderella (Gable 1993); Dracula (Gable/Pink 1996); The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Gable/Pink 1998); A Streetcar Named Desire (Veldman 2001); Hamlet (Nixon, 2008); Cinderella (Nixon, 2013); and Jane Eyre (Marston, 2016). 

Philip is currently Musical Director of Ballet Central with whom he has worked from its inception, composing more than 40 scores and playing live on their annual national tour.