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David Cullen Orchestration

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David Cullen studied with Howard Ferguson and Richard Rodney Bennett at the Royal Academy of Music (London), and subsequently worked as a keyboarder, composer, music producer and arranger. He achieved international recognition with his orchestration of musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber, including CATS, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, SONG AND DANCE, ASPECTS OF LOVE, SUNSET BOULEVARD, BY JEEVES, WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND, THE BEAUTIFUL GAME, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE WOMAN IN WHITE and LOVE NEVER DIES. Other musicals he has orchestrated include ABBACADABRA, CHILDREN OF EDEN, SHŌGUN – THE MUSICAL, STEPPING OUT – THE MUSICAL, EDNA – THE SPECTACLE and several London revivals, including CAN-CAN, THE BAKER’S WIFE, CARMEN JONES, PARADE and THE WIZARD OF OZ. He won a New York Drama Desk Award for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and was nominated for ASPECTS OF LOVE. In 1999, he was nominated for a Tony Award for SWAN LAKE. His studio recordings include the King’s Sisters’ “America album”, Kiri te Kanawa’s “Christmas with Kiri” and Shirley Bassey’s “I Am What I Am”. He has arranged and produced two albums for Cantabile and Julian Lloyd Webber. David Cullen also orchestrates films and television, including the TV shows “Relative Strangers”, “Surgical Spirit” and “The Bretts”, and film versions of “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Cats”, “Evita” und “The Phantom of the Opera”. He also orchestrated the Disney films “Geppetto” and “Cinderella”.