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GABRIEL YARED, OSCAR-WINNING COMPOSER’S PATH TO Greatness

I made peace with my past. Even if I was in pain in Lebanon, it has made me who I am today.

Gabriel Yared’s ecstatically rich scores have provided the backdrop for some of our time’s most celebrated films. HOME interviewed him during a visit to Lebanon and discovered that the Oscar winner’s inspiring story is worthy of its own movie.

The voice of angels and richness of a full orchestra resonated through a crowded Saint Joseph Jesuit church in Achrafieh, giving goosebumps to everyone present. The air reverberated with Yared musical scores for major Hollywood films, such as the Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated soundtracks of The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) starring Matt Damon and Cold Mountain (2003) with Nicole Kidman, as well as his Oscar-winning compositions for The English Patient (1996).

The talented Gabriel Yared

“I was born for music,” says Yared confidently as he reclines in the cigar lounge at hotel. A natural born orator with an ear for poetry, the composer’s charisma intoxicates listeners into lending their ears

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