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Virginia Woolf inspires new Max Richter ballet

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He has been hailed as one of the most influential composers of his generation. The Grammy nominated Max Richter has joined forces with the Royal Opera House for a new ballet, Woolf Works, based on the life of Virginia Woolf.

Known for his merging of classical music with modern technology, Richter is not only a composer but a pianist, producer and collaborator. He has worked with choreographer Wayne McGregor on this latest collaboration, and he explained how the idea came about.  WATCH THE BBC VIDEO