Debbie Wiseman OBE
One of two meetings this season in which royal matters are sure to come up. Debbie Wiseman composed a new setting of Alleluia for King Charles and Queen Camilla in May this year, and she was the official composer and musical director of the Platinum Jubilee Celebration at Windsor in 2022. Her album to celebrate the Queen’s 95th birthday, The Music of Kings and Queens, reached Number 1 in the UK classical charts. Yet much of her extensive output over the past decades is scarcely less familiar. Her music for television drama includes scores for Father Brown, Stephen Fry in America, Wolf Hall, Joanna Lumley’s Nile and Judge John Deed, while her film credits number scores for Edie (starring Sheila Hancock), Tom’s Midnight Garden, Wilde and Haunted. She is also much in demand as a conductor and broadcaster. Born in London, she studied at Trinity College of Music Junior Department before continuing to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where her teachers were the composer Buxton Orr and the pianist James Gibb.
In her spare time, she delights in swimming and playing snooker and table tennis.