Composer/conductor Carl Davis (CBE) was born in New York in 1936 and moved to the U.K. in 1960. As both conductor and composer, Davies is a true music maker and all-round musician. He has changed the face of concerts as we know them, making classical music both accessible and varied, and is a consummate showman and entertainer. His career has spanned many genres, from silent film performances to his popular themed concerts such as “An Evening with James Bond” and “Oscar Winners.” He is perhaps most well-known for his music for television including the series The World at War, BBC’s Pride and Prejudice, ITV’s Goodnight Mr. Tom, and the award-winning film The French Lieutenant’s Woman. Davis has been a frequent collaborator with Kevin Brownlow, creating more than 50 silent film scores. He considers his Napoleon score one of his proudest achievements.