Sharon Farber

Sharon FarberAward winning composer Sharon Farber, originally from Israel, has received critical acclaim as a composer in the concert world as well as that of film and TV. She brings to her music influences from her Middle Eastern heritage as well as her extensive knowledge of Classical and Western music.

Sharon began her musical career at the age of seven, as a classical pianist. After graduating from Thelma-Yelin High School for the Arts, she served in the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) and later worked as a theater composer and musical director in Israel. She won the first prize in Colors in Dance in 1992 for her music for choreography. In 1994, she moved to Boston upon receiving a scholarship from Berklee College of Music. During her studies, she won first prize in the yearly Professional Writing Division Concert with her first string quartet. After graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1997 (majoring in both Classical Composition and Film Scoring) she moved to Los Angeles to begin her professional career. Ms. Farber was the recipient of the prestigious Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Internship in Film Scoring, as well as the Mentorship program of the Society of Composers and Lyricists, on which she currently serves as a board member.

Ms. Farber has been writing concert and choir music in parallel to her film-scoring career, and has many national and international premieres and performances to her credit. To name a few: The Third Mother/Mothers’ Lament, in memory of slain reporter Daniel Pearl, was world premiered by the distinguished Los Angeles Master Chorale under the direction of Maestro Grant Gershon, and it won her the first prize in the Cincinnati Camerata Composition Competition (published by Roger Dean). ASHKINA, for mixed choir, chamber ensemble, and ethnic instruments, Translucent Rocks, premiered by the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, My Beloved for women’s choir and chamber ensemble, premiered by The Ithaca College Women’s choir, To Always Remember for soprano and chamber ensemble, and many more. Ms. Farber has been the composer in residence of the Beverly Hills International Music Festival for the past three years and recent commissions include the Laguna Beach Music Festival, Pacific Serenade Ensemble, the prestigious MORAN Choir from Israel, and IPalpity Orchestra.

In the film and TV industry, Sharon has been working with such prestigious companies as NBC, CBS, Showtime, and the WB as well as writing music for independent features. She won a Telly Award for best score for the docu-drama series California 2000, and her orchestral score for the film When Nietzsche Wept was released commercially. She recently completed the score for Folie a Deux for British director Sean Martin, and she is gearing up to score two new feature films.

Sharon is an affiliated artist with The Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity and is the music director of Temple of the Arts in Beverly Hills.  You can visit Sharon’s website at www.sharonfarber.com.