Jeremy Holland-Smith is a composer, orchestral arranger and conductor who has amassed an extensive range of work in film, television, ballet, concert hall and theatre.
Jeremy’s musical training started from a young age as Head Chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral and went on to study at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music, winning numerous prizes at both.
As a composer, Jeremy’s most recent credits include composing the score for the feature film 'The Passing' (dir. Gareth Bryn) which won three 2016 BAFTA Cymru awards and the 2017 Music and Sound Award for Best Original Feature Film score; the score for Will Tuckett’s, 'The Secret Garden' which premiered in 2014 to critical acclaim and will be reprised by the Sarasota Ballet in 2017. Also for the Sarasota Ballet, was 'Changing Light' which premiered in 2012 and reprised in 2017, choreographed by Will Tuckett. In the same year, Jeremy continued his collaboration with the Docklands Sinfonia and was commissioned to compose 'The Caretaker’s Guide to the Orchestra'. A work devised with the celebrated children’s author, James Mayhew the piece takes the audience on a discovery of the symphonic orchestra.
In 2017, Jeremy scored the highly acclaimed BBC documentaries ‘I Shot my Parents’ (dir. Martin Webb), ‘North Korea: Murder in the Family’ (dir. Jane McMullen) and the return of the BBC series, 'The League of Gentlemen' (dir. Steve Bendelack). Previous scores for television include the BBC series' 'Frankie' and 'The Dumping Ground', the ITV film 'Doors Open' and has has won awards for his advertising campaigns for Phones for U (winner of the 2012 Music & Sound award for Sound Design in Cinema Advertising) and scored the US campaign for Hertz.
As an orchestrator and conductor recent work with Paul Englishby includes, 'The Musketeers' (BBC), 'Witness for the Prosecution' (BBC), 'Decline and Fall' (BBC), 'A Royal Night Out' (dir. Julian Jarrold) and his work with Murray Gold including 'Life Story' (BBC) and 'Doctor Who' (BBC).
He has also worked closely with Joby Talbot on numerous projects including 'Psychoville' (BBC), 'Hunky Dory' (dir. Marc Evans), 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland' (ROH), and 'Tide Harmonic' (Signum Records). In 2016, he orchestrated and conducted Joby’s score for Universal/Illumination’s hit film, 'Sing!', (dir. Garth Jennings) and ‘Out of Shadowland’, a new live Musical show for Disney Sea, Tokyo.
As a conductor, Jeremy has worked with many orchestras including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, The City of Prague Symphony Orchestra and the Brussels Philharmonic. He made his debut at the BBC Proms in 2015 conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra in the 'Life Story' Prom presented by Sir David Attenborough and in 2016, conducted the same concert with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra as part of the first BBC Proms Australia in Melbourne.