Gabriel Yared


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 StravinskyThe 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, as well as her follow up film By the Sea for Universal Pictures. Yared’s work can be found in films including The Promise directed by Terry George and starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale, If You Saw His Heart starring Gael Garcia Bernal, and It’s Only The End of the World directed by Xavier Dolan and starring Marion Cotillard and Lea Seydoux. Most recently, Yared composed music for the film The Happy Prince directed by Rupert Evertt and starring Colin Firth and The Death and Life of John F. Donovan directed by Xavier Dolan.

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.”


  • Gabriel Yared Receives Max Steiner Award

    Gabriel Yared Receives Max Steiner Award

    21st October 2019

    Gabriel Yared has been honoured with the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award as part of the Hollywood in Vienna Gala, which took place on October 19th. The night before receiving the award, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning Yared...

  • 2019 TIFF Premieres Announced

    2019 TIFF Premieres Announced

    8th August 2019

    The lineup of premieres for this year's Toronto International Film Festival has been announced and among the many high-profile features are a number of projects for which Music Sales composers have composed original scores. Hildur...

  • Gabriel Yared To Receive Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award

    Gabriel Yared To Receive Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award

    10th May 2019

    French-Lebanese film composer Gabriel Yared will be awarded the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award at the Hollywood in Vienna Gala on 19 October. This award is given by the city of Vienna and past recipients include Hans Zimmer...

  • Dilili a Paris Wins At The César Awards

    Dilili a Paris Wins At The César Awards

    27th February 2019

    Michel Ocelot's latest project Dilili a Paris, scored by Gabriel Yared, has been awarded Animated Film at the 2019 César Awards. The film tells the story of Kanak Dilili, who investigates a spate of mysterious kidnappings of young girls...

  • 2018 Toronto International Film Festival

    2018 Toronto International Film Festival

    3rd August 2018

    A number of films with scores by Music Sales composers will be premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Hotel Mumbai is directed by Anthony Maras and tells the story of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks and its survivors...