Michael Nyman


About Michael Nyman

Born in London in 1944, Micheal Nyman studied at the Royal Academy of Music and King’s College, London. Apart from his student works he began composing in 1976 for a production of Goldoni’s Il Campiello and has composed continuously since then.

His works include film scores, operas, concertos, string quartets, orchestral and vocal music. Nyman’s music has reached its largest audience through his film scores, most notably for Peter Greenaway, with whom he collaborated on 11 movies (including The Draughtsman’s Contract, Drowning by Numbers), Jane Campion (The Piano), Volker Schlöndorff (The Ogre), Neil Jordan (The End of the Affair) and Michael Winterbottom (Wonderland, The Claim, 9 Songs, A Cock and Bull Story).

Deckchair Design

Michael Nyman DeckchairMicheal donated a design for Deckchair Dreams in 2006. His limited edition deckchair is available to buy from our online shop. All proceeds help support the Royal Parks.