Corin Buckeridge was born in London and grew up in Sussex. He studied music at Oxford, where as well as playing with chamber groups and orchestras, and writing music for plays, he also freelanced with jazz, rock and rhythm & blues bands. On leaving university he worked as music associate at Chichester Festival Theatre for three years.
Since then he has worked across the UK in theatres and occasionally concert halls, including the West End, the South Bank Centre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre, most of the regional theatres in the UK and on the BBC, as well as across Europe and on Broadway.
Recently Corin has been active as a composer for films, as a result of a post-graduate course in Composing and Synchronising Music for Film and Video, led by Berklee graduate Amit Sen. He has written many scores for short films, particularly for the London Film School. Feature films include “Red Down Coat” (LFS, Beijing University), “Connected” and “Fraternity” (both MCN Productions).
In his theatre career he has regularly composed for such acclaimed directors as David Levaux, Trevor Nunn, Sam Mendes, Janet Suzman, Gregory Doran, Matthew Warchus, Stephen Unwin, Tim Sheader, Elijah Moshinsky, Joe Murphy, Edward Kemp, Max Stafford-Clark, Tim Luscombe, Edward Kemp, Tim Carroll, Simon Usher, Alison Sutcliffe, Jeremy Raison, Peter Wood, Rumu Sen Gupta, Natasha Betteridge.
Operas include “On The Road With Ron & Ros” (libretto by Stephen Chance, directed by Chris Newell, Modern Music Theatre Troupe, Purcell Room and tour), many short projects for TrugOpera (including “Emily” for Linda Hirst, libretto by Edward Kemp) and “Angela, an inverted love story” for puppets (libretto by Georgeson, directed by Stuart Barker at the Rosemary Branch, London).
Corin provided arrangements for Ian Bostridge’s The Noël Coward Songbook for EMI.
Work as Musical Director includes the European and Japanese tours of “Fosse” (for which he also composed some incidental music), “Marianne Dreams” (Almeida Theatre), “The Taming Of The Shrew” (RSC), “The Silver Tassie” (National Theatre), “A Jovial Crew” (RSC), “Dick Whittington And His Cat”, “Cinderella”, “Aladdin” and “Jack And The Beanstalk” (all Lyric Hammersmith) and in the West End productions of “Hairspray” and Chicago (for which he was also supervising Music Director for the Italian and South African productions), assistant MD for “Kiss Me, Kate” (The Old Vic), associate MD/external conductor for “Legally Blonde”, “The Book Of Mormon”, “Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown”, “Matilda” and “Kinky Boots”.