Biography

“From the tensions of the first track Arise, to the emotional The Last Words Of M, to the final and most complex track, Untouched By A Storm, where the orchestra divides into 20 separate string parts, this is a beautifully crafted, meticulous and robust album from one of the UK’s most exciting young composers”. The Guardian

“The music by Isobel Waller-Bridge… further bewitches and makes it feel new” Evening Standard

“The surprising, but successfully anachronistic melodic electro score from Isobel Waller-Bridge… beautiful…” Variety

“Isobel Waller-Bridge’s part chamber music, part electronica score creates a seductive sonic latticework… This film is bold, sensuous, and smart”  TiFF 2018

“Isobel Waller-Bridge’s gorgeous score sighs and twinkles” The Guardian

“Isobel Waller-Bridge’s soaring musical score” Financial Times

“Inspired sound design by Isobel Waller-Bridge” Evening Standard

“The significance of Isobel Waller-Bridge’s clever sound design only gradually reveals itself” The Guardian

“Swelling music by Isobel Waller-Bridge” New York Times

“Isobel Waller-Bridge… fuses together the sound of young romance and old rancour” WhatsOnStage

“Isobel Waller-Bridge… a mature, distinctive voice and demonstrating an ability beyond her years” The Scotman

“Isobel Waller-Bridge’s atonal music adds a perfect counterpoint to the action” WhatsOnStage


Isobel Waller-Bridge is an award-winning composer at the forefront of a new wave of emerging artists in film, television and theatre. Her soundtracks include Vanity Fair (ITV & Amazon), Vita & Virginia (Protagonist Pictures), The Split (BBC One), Fleabag (BBC & Amazon), Woyzeck (Old Vic), Knives in Hens (Donmar Warehouse).

Isobel has created dramatic original scores for feature films, television drama, and narrative-driven entertainment. Lauded for her trademark electronic sound worlds and scoring sweeping melodies for large-scale orchestra.

Working in a wide range of musical genres, Isobel moves seamlessly between orchestral music, electronic sound design, experimental and song writing.

She has received a number of prestigious awards, including Best Composer at Underwire Film Festival and winner of Best Sound Designer at Off West End Theatre Awards, and has been performed across Europe, the USA and the UK in London’s Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican and the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. For her work in theatre, Isobel has written original music for productions in the West End to New York, in addition to the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal National Theatre, The Old Vic, Royal Exchange Theatre, The Young Vic and many more.

​As a performer, Isobel has played concerts in venues across London, including the St James Theatre and Union Chapel. In 2016, Isobel’s music appeared on albums alongside composers, Olafur Arnalds and Johann Johansson.

Isobel graduated with a First Class degree in Music from Edinburgh University and then received a Masters with Distinction from King’s College London. She was subsequently awarded a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, where she received her diploma.