Nigel Westlake

Nigel Westlake studied the clarinet with his father, & subsequently left school early to pursue a performance career in music, touring Australia & the world playing with ballet companies, a circus troupe, chamber music groups, fusion bands & orchestras.

His interest in composition dates from the late 1970's when he formed a classical/jazz-rock/world-music fusion band to play original music. During this time he started to receive offers to compose for radio & circus. Commissions for TV & film soon followed.

His film credits include the feature films ‘MISS POTTER', ‘BABE', ‘BABE - PIG IN THE CITY', ‘CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION', ‘A LITTLE BIT OF SOUL', ‘THE NUGGET' and the Imax films ‘ANTARCTICA', ‘IMAGINE', ‘THE EDGE' & ‘SOLARMAX'.

His recent score for Chris Noonan's film ‘MISS POTTER' about the life of children's author Beatrix Potter, was nominated for "Best score for a Comedy film" by the International Film Music Critics Association.

His television credits include documentaries, telemovies, news themes & station idents. His work has earned numerous awards, including the Gold Medal at the New York International Radio Festival & several APRA & Screen Composer Guild awards for his film & concert music.

In 2004 he was awarded the "HC Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship" at the Australian National University.

Nigel Westlake

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