Harry Kirby is a young and enthusiastic music composer, who is vastly knowledgeable in many music genres, ranging from ‘classical’ music types, to jazz, pop, rock, and soul. Harry was awarded his Master of Arts degree from the University of Bristol (aged 21) in 2012 after completing the University’s prestigious MAFTV course (composition of music for film and television). Harry began his music training prior to leaving High-school – attending the British Institute of Modern Music, where he continued his education by undergoing two diploma courses and a Bachelor of Arts degree. This is where Harry learned from leading industry experts, gaining a thorough understanding in music production, music theory and history, and the practice of music business. BIMM provided a solid foundation in the reality of being a musician, and also gave a comprehensive academic ruling (validated and awarded by the University of Sussex).
During his Master of Arts studies, Harry worked closely with various film directors, documentary makers, and theatrical directors and writers. This experience helped Harry ‘find his voice’ as a composer, and helped gain an unparalleled understanding of the craft of the film score. Harry has composed numerous short film scores, documentary underscores, as well as music for theatre arts. Harry also won first prize in ‘photographer of the year’ music composer competition – in association with National History Museum and National Geographic.
Harry has composed and produced albums for various music publishers, including Apollo Live, and Too Darn Loud – ranging from music for the 2012 Olympic games and Tour de France to cutting edge action trailer music. Harry is now working closely with other music publishers in the production of high quality production music.