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News - Gabriel Yared joins Chester Music

Friday, August 18, 2006
On August 8 2006, Academy Award-winning composer Gabriel Yared signed a long-term exclusive publishing agreement with Chester Music.

Yared, internationally known for his evocative film scores including the French classic Betty Blue, The Talented Mr Ripley and the multi award winning The English Patient directed by Anthony Minghella. Recent films include Minghella’s Cold Mountain and Shall We Dance for Peter Chelsom. His latest project Azur et Asmar, an animated film for Michel Ocelot, will be released in October 2006. Yared has also composed concert music including ballet scores for collaborations with acclaimed choreographers Roland Petit and Carolyn Carlson.

On signing his new contract, Gabriel remarked: "I am delighted especially at this time of my life to be able to bring together the fruits of all my works to date under the banner of Chester Music. I look forward to being helped by them to express and release all the new musical ideas I have, not just for film music but for the concert hall, the stage and many other areas. The company has a brilliant international network and it is wonderful for me to know that these works and ideas will be brought to the attention of performers from all over the world. I feel I will get bolder and more creative with this new partnership - this crazy idea I have got of creating a band, touring around the world and experimenting with a wider range of music could well become a reality too!"

James Rushton, Managing Director of Chester Music commented: “Gabriel Yared is a composer of very rare sensibility, fluency and culture in whatever medium he is writing. It is a privilege for us to be able to work so closely with Gabriel and exciting to focus on bringing his music to the wider public, particularly through live performance and recordings, that it so deserves.”

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