Orchestra Victoria

Jessica Curry


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Jessica Curry BAFT Aphoto2copy

About Jessica

Jessica is a BAFTA-winning, Ivor Novello nominated composer of contemporary classical music and is also co-founder of renowned games company The Chinese Room. Her work has been performed in diverse and high-profile venues such as The Old Vic Tunnels, The Barbican, Sydney Opera House, The Royal Albert Hall, Great Ormond Street Hospital, The Wellcome Trust, MOMI New York, The Royal Opera House, Sage Gateshead and Durham Cathedral. The Washington Post described her music as “stupendous” and The Guardian praised her “gorgeous orchestral score” for Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture.

Jessica's music has had extensive airplay on Radio 3 and Classic FM, as well as on radio stations and in concert halls around the world.

Little Orpheus is now on Apple Arcade and the Ivor Novello nominated soundtrack has been described as “stellar…crafting gorgeous orchestral arrangements that add tension, mystique and wonder to every corner of the beautiful subterranean world.”

Jessica wrote the music for the genre-defying, multiple award-winning Dear Esther. The music went on a worldwide orchestral tour as part of Replay: Symphony of Heroes. The sold-out Dear Esther Live, where the game is played real-time alongside musicians and BAFTA nominated actor Oliver Dimsdale, premiered at The Barbican to great acclaim, went on a national tour of the country's finest concert halls and then toured internationally.

Jessica wrote the music for Google Daydream game So Let Us Melt, described as "one of the best game soundtracks of the year."

In late 2018 she was commissioned by The Royal Shakespeare Company and Magic Leap to work on The Seven Ages of Man, a mind-bending, beautiful AR experience which was selected for Sundance Film Festival 2019 as part of their New Frontier programme.

Her BAFTA winning music for acclaimed PS4 title Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture was named soundtrack of the year by MOJO magazine and sat in the Top 10 of both the Official and ClassicFM charts for several weeks.

Jessica was a presenter on ClassicFM, presenting High Score, a Saturday night show about video game music. The show has had an astounding response and is the most listened to show on catch-up in the history of the station. Her music was sung at The Royal Albert hall in 2018 as part of an evening of Sony Playstation soundtracks and she also hosted the evening. She went on to present a new show for BBC Radio 3, Sound of Gaming and has hosted concerts for the BBC Concert Orchestra.

In August 2022, her music rounded out Prom 21, the first ever Prom dedicated to games music. She also broadcast with the BBC World Service that night.

Jessica was London Oriana Choir’s composer in residence in 2018 and was selected for PRSF’s New Music Biennial which took place in London’s Southbank and Hull in July 2019. The piece was chosen as one of 10 pieces to celebrate the 10th year of New Music Biennial and was performed in Coventry and Southbank. Her commission for Crouch End Festival Chorus premiered at the Alexandra Palace Theatre, London in October 2021. In 2022 she was commissioned by Lady Mary Archer and ORA Singers. The Silver Swan received its first performance at Trinity College Cambridge.

Jessica was awarded the Outstanding Contribution award at Women in Games. She has received several grants from PRSF and is very grateful for their ongoing support.