Darren Fung

conductor

A two-time Canadian Screen Award winner and International Film Music Critics Association Award nominee with over 100 composition credits to his name, Darren Fung is a highly influential composer who is well respected in the TV and Film scoring worlds.

His scores for The Great Human Odyssey and Equus – Story of the Horse (both collaborations with anthropologist and filmmaker Niobe Thompson) have won widespread critical and public acclaim, including Canadian Screen Awards for Best Non-Fiction Music for both projects. As well, he has led orchestras across Canada in well-received concert presentations of both mini-series. His diverse credits include a recreation of Canada's beloved Hockey Theme for CTV and TSN and the theme music for CTV’s flagship morning news show Canada AM. Darren’s film scores have been heard at prestigious film festivals around the world, including Toronto, Cannes, and Sundance. In addition to composing full time, Darren continues to serve on the Board of Directors of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada after recently stepping down as the Second Vice President. He also acts as a Program Advisor for the Canadian Film Centre's Slaight Music Residency and serves on the Board of the public policy leadership development program Action Canada. When not composing, he wakes up way too early rowing with the Los Angeles Rowing Club, and stays up way too late playing hockey.