George Shaw – Composer

Los Angeles, CA

I play clarinet, piano, guitar, and a variety of exotic woodwind instruments from around the world, and reside in Los Angeles, where it’s possible to surf and snowboard in the same day.

shaw.george3Who are you?

I am a lover of music and film, and am fortunate to combine my two loves in my career as a composer for film and television. I have written music for many independent films, a few trailers (most recently Peacock, which stars Ellen Page and Susan Sarandon), and some webseries (most notably with Wong Fu Productions).

What do you do?

I compose, produce, and arrange music for film, television, and various forms of media. I play clarinet, piano, guitar, and a variety of exotic woodwind instruments from around the world, and reside in Los Angeles, where it’s possible to surf and snowboard in the same day.

I’ve worked on Hollywood and independent films crafting rich orchestral scores to match the visual images on the screen. In the past, I’ve received 3 best score nominations for the 2007 Film & TV Music Awards, won Best Music in a Short at the Garden State Film Festival Movie Music Competition, and 5 Gold Medals at the Park City Film Music Festival.

My TV work includes producing music tracks for performances on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, and I have licensed music to shows such as AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER, MOMMA’S BOY, MY ANTONIO, and OBSESSED. I have also orchestrated on a number of films, including GHOST RIDER (starring Nicolas Cage), DARWIN AWARDS (starring Winona Ryder, Joseph Fiennes), KISS, KISS, BANG, BANG (starring Val Kilmer, Robert Downey Jr.), ROBOTECH: THE SHADOW CHRONICLES, and CHASING GHOSTS (starring Michael Madsen).

Why are you proud to be of Taiwanese heritage?

I am 2nd generation, and love Taiwanese food! Especially Beef Noodle Soup. I visited Taiwan last summer for a wedding and all I did was eat. There’s also a pretty large Taiwanese American community in Los Angeles, and I have met some amazing people through the community.

Any additional information you would like to share?

Hear my music at my website: georgeshawmusic.com

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