The Lebanese composer Gabriel Yared made especially a name as a filmcomposer, first for the French later also for the international cinema.
He grew up in Lebanon where he got lessons for music. He soon found out that his strong point was the composition and not to play instruments.
When his piano teacher died he took over his place as an organist at the University Saint Joseph in Beirut - he was only 14 years old. He also composed his first waltz in the same year.
Gabriel Yared took the plunge and went to Paris where he broadened his music knowledge with a study, among others by Henri Dutilleux.
He achieved a first international success with his compositing für
the Rio "Maracanazinho" Song Festival in Brazil. It followed works in South
Although he already composed the music for the movie "Miss O'gynie et les hommes fleurs" (74) his real career as a film composer began only in the 80's.
In 1980 he wrote the music for Jean-Luc Godard's "Sauve qui peut (la vie), it followed other movies like "Malevil" (81), "Les petites guerres" (82), "Nemo" (84), "37°2 le matin" (86) for which he was nominated for the César, "Agent Trouble" (87) for which he was nominated for another César, "La romana" and "Camille Claudel" (88) for which he was awarded with the César.
In the 90's followed other highlights in his career and he set many successful productions to mucis, among them "Vincent & Theo" (90), "L'amant" (92) for which he won his second César, "Map of the Human Heart" (93), "Les marmottes" (93), "The English Patient" (96) for which he was an Oscar, the Golden Globe as well as a Grammy, "City of Angels" (98) and "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (99) for which he was nominated for an Oscar.
To his latest cinematical works belong "The One and Only" (02), "Cold
Mountain" (03) for which was again nominated for the Oscar, "Bon voyage"
(04) for which he was nominated for the César, "L'avion" (05), "Das
Leben der Anderen" (0'7) and "Manolete" (07).
Other movies from Gabriel Yared: