Skip to main content

Gavin Greenaway

Composer, Producer, Conductor


Composition and Piano - 1986

I loved my time at Trinity [Laban] – not just for my main studies but for the unexpected extras – Room 10, “Electronics Room” where Dr Glen Morgan acted as a locus for many interesting experiments in sound – and where I met long-term colleagues John Powell and John Ashton Thomas.

Gavin Greenaway
Gavin Greenaway


Gavin studied composition and piano at Trinity College of Music [Trinity Laban], graduating in 1986. He is an Emmy award winning composer, songwriter, producer, orchestrator and conductor. His compositions include Reflections of Earth, played nightly since 1999 at Disney World’s EPCOT in Florida, music for the Super Bowl and the 2010 Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony and a commission for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012. He also composed the music for the West End play of Stephen King’s Misery and adapted the theme from Gladiator into the song 'Il Gladiatore' for Pavarotti. He is Hans Zimmer’s main soundtrack conductor and has conducted over 90 film scores including Gladiator, Dunkirk and The Dark Knight. He conducted the world premiere of Sir Paul McCartney’s Ecce Cor Meum and the first live-to-picture performances of Interstellar and Independence Day. In 2016, Gavin released Il falco bianco, his first solo album as a pianist.