Rebecca Dale is an award-winning British composer for screen and concert hall.
Rebecca's concert work first came to public attention when BBC Radio 3 premiered her symphonic suite When Music Sounds in 2014. Her 2015 debut self-release for choir and orchestra, I'll Sing, rose up the classical charts and was Classic FM's Choral Classic of the Week. Her next release, Soay, on Decca Records album The Lost Songs of St Kilda, was a reimagining for violin and orchestra of a forgotten melody from the furthest corner of the British Isles. The album spent five weeks at Classical No.1 and was named Classic FM 2016 album of the year. Most recently her track Winter, commissioned by bestselling vocal group Voces8 for their album of the same name, was described by Gramophone magazine as a 'masterpiece'.
Rebecca has written for numerous classical artists including Mari & Hakon Samuelson, the Scottish Festival Orchestra, Tenebrae, percussionst Joby Burgess and cellists Richard Harwood and Oliver Coates. Screen work has involved projects for 20th Century Fox, Disney, Working Title, Harvey Weinstein, the BBC and Universal Music Group among others. Her orchestral work has also been recorded at Abbey Road and Air Studios. In 2015 she was the only British participant invited on the internationally renowned ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis in Los Angeles, which selects 12 of the top emerging film composers internationally for a month of Hollywood meetings and workshops, conducting her work with symphony orchestra at Fox Studios. Music department work includes Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, director Stephen Frears' The Program, BBC period drama series The Paradise and The Secret Agent, BBC's Frozen Planet Live, action film The Take starring Idris Elba, famous US Miniseries remake Roots, and Disney's Queen of Katwe directed by Mira Nair. She has been an associate composer with the London Symphony Orchestra as part of its Soundhub scheme, and is a BAFTA Crew participant. Rebecca has conducted at the Olympic Stadium, Air Studios and Abbey Road.
Other nominations and awards include the Jerry Goldsmith Awards (2017), Best Score/Soundtrack (Global Music Awards 2015), Best Composer (Underwire Festival for Women in Film & TV 2014; also Global Music Awards 2015), Best Music (Corona Fastnet Film Festival 2014), Best Arrangement (Voice Festival 2013), Best Musical (The Online Film Festival 2015), Oticons International Film Music Competition (2015), Adopt A Composer (PRS/Making Music/Sound & Music in association with Radio 3 2012), and the Book, Music & Lyrics musical theatre workshop (Arts Council/Mercury Musical Developments 2014). She also directs and writes extensively for choral groups, most recently completing a requiem.
Born in 1985, Rebecca was composing from very young, completing her first full musical aged 10 and piano concerto at 15. After school music scholarships she studied at Oxford University (New College), Bristol University and the National Film and Television School, and holds an MA with distinction in Composing for Film & Television. She was then mentored by Golden Globe-nominated composer Alex Heffes, and EMMY-nominated composer Maurizio Malagnini. She plays the piano and violin, and likes odd socks.