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Peter Salem



Peter Salem has worked with Helen Pickett on two full-length dance pieces – Camino Real for Atlanta Ballet and the award-winning The Crucible for Scottish Ballet, which opened the dance programme of the Edinburgh International Festival in 2019. He has composed music for four other contemporary ballets: A Streetcar Named Desire for Scottish Ballet, Broken Wings for English National Ballet, Frida for Dutch national Ballet, and The Little Prince for Ballet X – with choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.

Salem’s media work is also internationally renowned, principally his music for Call the Midwife (BBC) as well as other high-profile productions including the dramas Cider With Rosie, Five Daughters, Great Expectations (BBC) and documentaries including Francesco’s Venice and Simon Schama’s The Power of Art (BBC2). His extensive theatre work includes many scores for productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal National Theatre and Shared Experience Theatre.

In 2020 Salem received a nomination for A National Dance Award for his score for The Crucible.