Theo Vidgen is composer specialising in television, film and commercials. His background in musical arrangement for the BBC and The Sydney Scoring Orchestra, as well as his work as assistant to three-time Academy Award winner Howard Shore on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, has given him the skills to work across a range of media.
He has recently composed the music for Myer’s Christmas campaign with Aardman Animations, and upcoming projects include the score to a Christmas special of Jonathan Creek for the BBC. Other television credits include Young Hyacinth (BBC1, 2016), The Naked Choir with Gareth Malone (BBC2, 2015), The Big Painting Challenge (BBC1, 2015) and Tricks of the Restaurant Trade (Channel 4, 2016).
Highlights from his commercial work include scoring O2 and England Rugby’s ‘Make Them Giants’ campaign (recorded at Abbey Road with a 65 piece orchestra, 2015), working with Aardman Animations on Myer’s 2016 and 2015 Christmas campaigns, and Thomson’s launch of the Dreamliner Aircraft (recorded at Air’s Lyndhurst Hall 2012). Other recent commercial work includes soundtracks for Guinness, Karhoo, First Utility, The Defense and Rehabilitation Clinic, Biedronka and The Australian Transport Accident Commission.
Orchestration engagements include work on the Bollywood film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (Composer Pritam Chakraborty), the documentary Hillsborough Never Forgotten (Composer Samuel Sim), the comedy-drama Lapland (Composer Simon Lacey) and the National Theatre’s production of The Kitchen (Composer Dan Jones).
Theo’s studio is based in King’s Cross, London.