Anna Rice is an Irish screen composer, lyricist and producer.
Her recent work includes Andrea Corr's CHRISTMAS SONGS (EP) which she arranged and produced for East-West Records (Warner UK), and the critically acclaimed Channel 4 series CHIMERICA (Playground Entertainment, starring Alessandro Nivola, Sophie Okonedo and F. Murray Abraham) as score arranger, producer and conductor. Her original live action & documentary scores include the title music to Ian Hislop's BBC series WHEN BANKERS WERE GOOD and AGE OF THE DO-GOODERS, the multi-award-winning 4 QUEENS (dir. Vittoria Colonna) and TONGAN ARK (dir. Paul Janman). In 2011 she scored the Abbey Theatre & National Theatre's inaugural collaborative production of JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK (dir. Howard Davies) starring Ciarán Hinds, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Sinéad Cusack. Her score to Graham Cantwell's ANTON was nominated for 'Best Original Score' in the 2009 IFTAs. She composes regularly for Universal Production Music UK.
As lyricist, Anna's feature film theme song credits include 'Eternal Breath' from CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: SWORD OF DESTINY (English lyrics) (The Weinstein Co. / Pegasus / Netflix), 'Take Me To Shanghai' from THE WASTED TIMES and 'Brush The Sky' from MISS PUFF, as well as the title songs for animated series ZOMBIE HOTEL (BBC/France 3) and MONDO YAN (Imira/Telegael/Toonz).
Anna has scored over two hundred episodes of TV animation, most recently LUCKY FRED (Season 2) (Imira Entertainment / Telegael / Toonz Entertainment / Televisió de Catalunya / Aeon Entertainment) and CAPTAIN FLINN AND THE PIRATE DINOSAURS (SLR Australia / Telegael / Top Draw /ZDF Enterprises), each a 52 x 11min series.
Musicians who have recorded and performed Anna's film scores, arrangements and songs include Lang Lang, Andrea Corr, Avishai Cohen, Joseph, Jam Hsiao, Coco Lee, the Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica, the Hallé, the Ulster Orchestra, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the Irish Film Orchestra, and the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
She works closely with Japanese composer Shigeru Umebayashi as arranger, orchestrator & producer, collaborating on numerous feature film scores including GOD OF WAR dir. Gordon Chan, the E3 trailer score for GHOST OF TSUSHIMA (Sony Playstation) and also Umebayashi's violin concerto 'The Japanese Four Seasons', commissioned by violinist Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica.
Other collaborators for whom Anna has orchestrated include The Chieftains, Cara Dillon and Moxie.
Anna is an alumna of The Royal College of Music, London, Trinity College Dublin and the ASCAP Filmscoring workshop in Los Angeles, and a recipient of awards from Screen Training Ireland, The Arts Council of Ireland, IMRO and The Bill Whelan International Music Bursary.
She has served as a panel judge for the BAFTA TV Awards, Ivor Novello Awards and the Irish Film & Television Awards and on the board of directors of the Screen Composers Guild of Ireland.