Oscar-winning composer Gabriel Yared is one of the most respected and renowned composers in film today. He won the Academy Award for his score to Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient, which also garnered a Golden Globe and Grammy Award. He received a Grammy nomination for City of Angels, directed by Brad Silberling, and was nominated for an Emmy Award for the pilot to the critically acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. His scores for The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain were both nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe. His other film scores include Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, The Actress’ Ball, The Hedgehog, Adam Resurrected, 1408, Shall We Dance, Sylvia, Autumn in New York, Message in a Bottle, and Amelia. Yared also scored Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey. Other recent films include Glenio Bonder’s Belle Du Seigneur, the Oscar-nominated film A Royal Affair, Haute Cuisine for The Weinstein Company and In Secret from director Charlie Stratton. Yared scored several films that appeared at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival including Tom At The Farm directed by Xavier Dolan and A Promise directed by Patrice Leconte. Yared’s most recent score is for the animated film Kahlil Gibran’s the Prophet with voices from Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek and John Krasinski. Recent works include composing for the film By the Sea directed by and starring Angelina Jolie for Universal Pictures. Upcoming for Yared is The Promise directed by Terry George starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale.
Yared grew up in Lebanon, where he studied music theory and performance. After obtaining a law degree, he began composing for films in France, making his debut with Jean Luc-Godard’s Every Man for Himself. He has scored over 100 French and American films, lending an old-world elegance to them all. “As a composer,” Yared says, “I go into exploring musical ideas to their limits.”