Lee Holdridge


One of Hollywood’s most honored composers/arrangers/conductors, Lee Holdridge has lent his talents to countless feature films, television movies, mini-series, series and specials. Over the course of his distinguished career, Mr. Holdridge has been nominated 19 times for an Emmy Award, winning seven. He has also won an ASCAP Film and Television Music Award, received three Cable Ace Award Nominations, and has been nominated twice for a Grammy Award, winning both times for Johnathan Livingston Seagull.

Among Lee Holdridge’s many credits are the features Splash, Mr. Mom, The Secret of Nimh 2, Micki & Maude, The Tuskegee Airmen; for HBO Films; and, working with Brian May and Stevie Wonder, the songs for the motion picture The Adventures of Pinocchio. His innumerable television credits include the long running series Moonlighting and the complete eight-hour remake of East of Eden. He also did the score for Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of The Kindertransport, a documentary feature distributed by Warner Bros. In addition to his work for the screen, Mr. Holdridge has written, arranged, and conducted for many major recording artists including Placido Domingo, Barbara Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond, John Denver, Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Natalie Cole, and many more.

This is Mr. Holdridge’s debut with the ESO.