We are happy to announce that Gary Yershon, a famous British theatre and film composer, will attend ISFMF in October.
Garyʼs career composing music for drama spans more than 40 years and encompasses scores for the leading UK theatre companies, West End and Broadway productions, radio, television, film and concert hall.
His theatre scores include many for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, West End (including the English-language premieres of Yasmina Reza’s plays Art, The Unexpected Man, Life x 3 and God of Carnage) and Broadway (2009 Drama Desk nomination for The Norman Conquests).
His movie work has been for Mike Leigh. Their collaboration began with Topsy-Turvy (1999), on which Gary was musical director. Then came the scores for Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), Another Year (2010, gaining Gary a nomination as European Film Award Best Composer), the short film A Running Jump (2012), and Mr Turner (2014), for which Gary was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award, an ASCAP Composer’s Choice award, and an Academy Award for Best Original Score. Their partnership continues with Peterloo (2018).
Gary is an Associate Artist of both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Old Vic theatre companies, and he is an Associate Teacher at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He also works as a writer, translator, and musical director.