Chilean composer Anibal Vidal (1991) based in London, has a multifaceted career in different areas such as concert music, music for media and multidisciplinary projects.
He received the 20th Joan Guinjoan International Prize, and the RCM Concerto Competition 2022 for his orchestral piece ‘Gliding Murmuration’. His ensemble piece ‘Liquidity’ obtained the DYCE Competition 2022 of Young Composers of Europe, commissioning him to write a new piece to be premiered by Cikada ensemble, Divertimento ensemble, Tallero Sonoro and Ensemble U in 2023. This year 2022, he premiered his orchestral piece 'Deepening into Teal' with the East Anglia Chamber Orchestra under the baton of JP Jennings. His works have been performed by RCM Philharmonic (London), East Anglia Chamber Orchestra (Cambridge), Cikada Ensemble (Oslo), BCN216 ensemble (Barcelona), and Synchronos ensemble (Croatia).
He is a member of BAFTA Connect and he has composed the original soundtracks of the series Cromosoma 21 (2022), Pacto de Sangre (2018), Río Oscuro (2019) and Helga y Flora (2020); as well as the feature films Canasto de Cangrejos (2017) directed by Paulo Cabrera, and Mientes (2020) directed by Alvaro Rudolphy.
He has a Master's degree with Distinction and an Artist Diploma in Composition at the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied with professors Kenneth Hesketh and Jonathan Cole, as a Lennox Hannay Charitable Trust Scholar supported by the Robert Anderson Trust Special Award and Henry Wood Accommodation Trust and Becas Chile Crea scholar.
In 2021, he was the resident artist of Theatre Centre in London; and collaborated with the visual artist Carla Theurer in her audiovisual installation 'Sublime Stimulations', exhibited in Menier Gallery in London.
"Anibal Vidal makes versatility the trademark of his work, moving continuously between different music genres”
Las Últimas Noticias, Chile. July 2020.
"For pop culture, Ennio Morricone is synonym of westerns and cowboys, but that label doesn’t make justice at all to his career that developed in multiple ways”
Column of opinion, El Mercurio, Chile. July 2020
“With Pacto de Sangre in its last episodes, Vidal has initiated his new project “Río Oscuro”,
which will be the new fiction series of Canal 13” Publimetro, Chile. April 2019.
“Anibal Vidal composed the music for the series Helga y Flora which will be premiered at the of the year”
Diario Concepción, Chile. July 2019.
“How the original soundtrack of Pacto de Sangre was made”
El Mercurio, Chile. October 2018.
“One of the most distinctive ingredients of this production (Pacto de Sangre) is its soundtrack composed by the chilean musician Anibal Vidal”
Soloartistaschilenos.cl/ March, 2019.
“The creator of renowned soundtracks as Pacto de Sangre and Helga y Flora, talked to us about his creative process, pandemic and his future projects which include the premiere of his opera”
Soloartistaschilenos.cl/ July, 2020.
“One of the biggest features of Helga y Flora (…) is its original music” Cooperativa.cl/ June, 2020.
“The music contributes suspense and intrigue to the script, which is the constant psychological state of the characters”
Biobiochile.cl/ July, 2020.