Cyrus Meurant has a growing reputation for his theatre and dance scores which have been performed around the world at venues including the Theatre Basel, Switzerland, The Place, London, The Sydney Opera House and The Sydney Theatre. A graduate of the Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney – where he won both the Frank Albert Prize for Music and the Sarah Theresa Makinson Prize for Composition – his teachers have included Anne Boyd, Ross Edwards, Brett Dean, Martin Bresnick, Matthew Hindson, and Richard Meale. A Churchill Fellowship later enabled Cyrus to attend studies at the Conservatoire de Paris with Frédéric Durieux as well as the Royal Academy of Music, London and the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag.
He has completed works for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, The Australian Ballet, The Omega Ensemble, The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Orchestra Victoria, Dance Makers Collective, Sydney Symphony Fellows, Darwin International Guitar Festival, Australian Youth Orchestra and Symphony Australia Composition Programs, the International Shakuhachi Festival and the June in Buffalo new music festival – New York.
As an arranger Cyrus has worked for Anne Sofie von Otter, Terry Riley and Kamran Ince. Most recently his arrangements of traditional Ottoman music were performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra in the Helpmann Award winning Reflections on Gallipoli directed by Neil Armfield. In 2015 Cyrus’s EP Seul was released by US label Secrets of Giza featuring music for synthesizer and electric violin. Other recent works include Triptych, performed by the New York based Ensemble Signal conducted by Brad Lubman, as well as The Spartans, KLASH, Wild Life and Fusion, premiered by the National College of Dance with choreography by Brett Morgan.