Sophie Lloyd is a composer from Dorset. She is a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (National Conservatoire of Wales) in Cardiff, with a BMus (Hons) Degree in Composition. Before studying in Cardiff, Sophie spent two years at the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She also achieved Distinction for her Extended Diploma in Music Composition at Wiltshire College.
Sophie is always seeking opportunities to develop her skills in composition and sound design through collaboration with creative professionals.
She worked as Lead Composer and Musical Director for Zoe Templeman-Young, who directed Phillip Pullman's The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage at The Bute Theatre in Cardiff. She also composed the music for Robert Icke’s adaptation of Mary Stuart at The Richard Burton Theatre, directed by Daniel Raggett. On both occasions, she developed her creativity within theatrical works, merging melodic orchestral structures with minimalistic electronic material.
Sophie has worked as Composer Assistant for Anne Nikitin, supporting her on the Netflix production The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes. She also worked alongside composer James Griffiths on Spitfire Over Berlin.
Sophie has already written a number of scores for video games and short films for US-based companies. Video games have included Intern Pursuit for Pivot Business Consulting, Medieval Math for Lucerna Studios and Toonworld for Magic Bytes. Sophie also wrote the film score and theme song for Files Don’t Lie, produced by Twisted Hair Productions.
In her spare time, Sophie likes to produce short rescores of film scenes that have specifically caught her eye, injecting her own individual personality into the sound. These include The Great Gatsby, Hacksaw Ridge and Frozen Planet. She writes scores for ensembles and orchestras, has played First Flute for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra ‘Rusties’ and provides 1:1 Flute tuition for beginners and early grades.
Sophie's an incredibly intelligent composer, perceptive and astute and more than ready to meet every challenge thrown at her head on. I thought her work was utterly brilliant"