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Derrick Skye


About this Artist

Derrick Skye is an acclaimed Los Angeles-based composer and musician known for his transcultural approach to music, combining Western classical music with musical practices such as West African traditional, Persian classical, Indian classical, and Balkan folk music. Skye's music has been commissioned and/or performed by prestigious ensembles including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada, and Los Angeles Master Chorale, among others. The Los Angeles Times has described his music as “something to savor” and “enormous fun to listen to,” while The Times (London) has praised Skye’s compositions as “deliciously head-spinning.” In addition to his work as a composer, Skye is dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding through music. His mission is to create music that transcends cultural boundaries and unites diverse communities. Through his music, Skye demonstrates his belief in the power of music to inspire, connect, and foster dialogue across cultures.