Born in London, Nic Raine studied organ, piano, double bass and guitar. As a conductor he has appeared with the English Chamber, Royal Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestras, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Chamber Orchestra of London, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestra of the City of Granada, the New Millenium Orchestra de Gijon, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Radio-Philharmonie Hannover NDR the SWDR Orchestra of Kaiserslautern and the Staaskapelle orchestra of Weimar and the Orchestra of the City of Quebec. He has also conducted more than fifty recordings of film music for Silva Screen records and Tadlow Music with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
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As an orchestrator and arranger, Nic Raine has worked on film scores with Miklos Rozsa, Elmer Bernstein, George Fenton, Maurice Jarre, Hans Zimmer, Gabriel Yared, Philippe Sarde, Kevin Kiner and Michael Kamen. For television he has orchestrated the Wallace and Gromit animation films for Julian Nott and the feature film 'Curse of the Were-rabbit'. He also orchestrated the 'Liverpool Oratorio' for Paul McCartney and some of the popular synthesizer music of Jean Michel Jarre, including pieces from Oxygene, Chronologie, Magnetic Fields and Industrial Revolutions, for CD release
Nic Raine had a special collaborative relationship with the late John Barry. The two worked together for twenty years on many films scores, including two Bond movies (A View to a Kill and The Living Daylights) and 'Enigma'. Nic has re-recorded many of Barry's older film scores and a CD set of the complete James Bond music.
Other film credits are the Oliver Stone movie 'Alexander' for which Nic orchestrated, arranged and conducted music by Vangelis. Collaborating with Kevin Kiner, he orchestrated the Lucasfilm animated Star Wars picture Clone Wars. As composer, Nic Raine has written the music for the German films Wir wollten aufs Meer, Die Spionin and Der Mann mit dem Fagott for which he won a Deutsche Fernseh preis.