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Thank you for visiting my site. It documents all aspects of my work – composing, writing, performing, teaching, musical direction… Feel free to explore along the timeline, or via the navigation menu on the right of the screen. photo: Magdelena Gorka.../ ➝

June 2020

By convention, the theme of a set of variations is stated at the start. However, the theme of LOCKDOWN VARIATIONS comes at the end of a musical mystery tour. Eleven variations, deploying a wide variety of styles and techniques, conceal, complicate and camouflage the theme before it finally reveals itself. The work was written to […].../ ➝

May 2020

Webinar with composers Gary Yershon and Roma Yagnik 15th May 2020 14:00 BST details here.../ ➝

May 2020

While under quarantine, AMPAS’ European members hopped on a Zoom call to discuss the state of the film industry. Composer Gary Yershon welcomed Vanessa Redgrave and her daughter, Joely Richardson, to talk about their acting journeys, their perspectives on the industry (both British and American), and how they’re staying creative in quarantine. read the interview […].../ ➝

March 2020

At the beginning of the summer 21-year-old Leo set out from the West Coast cycling across America with his best friend. After weeks of radio silence, no one is more surprised than his 91-year-old grandmother, Vera, when Leo turns up on her Manhattan doorstep in the middle of the night.

His life just starting, hers nearly ended, in a faded Greenwich Village apartment their griefs collide.

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February 2020

The Calam’Art Quartet is an exceptional musical ensemble, bringing together the timbres and dynamics of wood and metal. The singing reeds of their clarinets and saxophones give voice to the sweet and the sharp, the sad and the sardonic, the dark and the droll. The Calam ‘Art Quartet’s Isabelle Stimbre wrote to composer Gary Yershon to say […].../ ➝

February 2020

March 6-15 2020, Nímes, France. Music in cinema: Gary Yershon is a British composer who has written for television, radio, theater and film. He has worked many times with Mike Leigh, gaining an Academy Award nomination for his score for Leigh’s Mr Turner. For us Gary will present  Another Year and Peterloo (yet to be released in France). A […].../ ➝

World Premiere The Wallis Production of The Minghella Project in Association with BODYTRAFFIC Apr 18 – Apr 25 BRAM GOLDSMITH THEATER The Wallis’ first fully-produced dance program will be The Minghella Project. The late Oscar winning writer/director Anthony Minghella was commissioned by choreographer Jonathan Lunn to write a series of texts for dance. The four […].../ ➝

January 2020

29 JANUARY | 9.15PM  Academy Award, Ivor Novello Award and Drama-Desk nominated composer, Gary Yershon, makes a welcome return to the Crazy Coqs to celebrate the art of telling stories in song. Following full houses for Once Upon A Song last year, Gary’s new show, with special guests Elena Ferrari and Colm Molloy, promises another dazzling collection of story-telling triumphs […].../ ➝

January 2020

BBC Two:  27 January 9pm – 10.30pm One-off special telling the story of child survivors of the Holocaust who were sent to the Lake District… Composer: Alex Baranowski Music Consultant: Gary Yershon more info here.../ ➝

January 2020

20th JANUARY | 7.00 PM  Academy Award, Ivor Novello Award and Drama-Desk nominated composer, Gary Yershon, makes a welcome return to the Crazy Coqs to celebrate the art of telling stories in song. Following full houses for Once Upon A Song earlier this year, Gary’s new show, with special guests Elena Ferrari and Jason Carr, promises another dazzling collection of […].../ ➝

January 2020

WORKSHOP WITH GARY YERSHON DURATION: 2 days HOURS: 11/12 . 01 . 2020 LOCATION: University of Greenwich, London UK more details here  .../ ➝

October 2019

Pula, Croatia : 19-21 October 2019 OSCAR-NOMINATED COMPOSER GARY YERSHON CONFIRMED AS A GUEST AND LECTURER  .../ ➝

October 2019

The National Science and Media Museum’s world-renowned celebration of cinema technology, Widescreen Weekend, this year includes  CARMEN JONES (Otto Preminger 1954) DATE: Saturday 12 October 2019 TIME: 13.30 LOCATION: Pictureville Cinema with an introduction by film score composer Gary Yershon. More details here  .../ ➝

September 2019

Two working class couples go on a day trip to Brighton which ends in disaster. Premiere: 28 September 2019, Dinard Film Festival more details IMDb.../ ➝

August 2019

10th September 2019 – 17th November 2019 Samuel J Friedman Theatre 261 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036 The Height of the Storm is a beautifully compelling family drama by Florian Zeller, “the most exciting playwright of our time” (The Guardian). Starring two of the greatest actors of their generation on stage together for the first time, […].../ ➝

August 2019

Story songs at The Crazy Coqs – Brasserie Zédel Academy Award, Ivor Novello Award and Drama-Desk nominated composer, Gary Yershon, returns to his first love of singing as he presents a celebration of the art of telling stories in song. Gary, with special guest Liza Sadovy and accompanist Tom Foskett-Barnes, are back at the Crazy Coqs by popular demand, to […].../ ➝

June 2019

From 1.30–5.30pm June 21st 2019 Join us for another gathering of theatre practitioners – this time specialising in stage design: set designers, scene painters, prop makers, installation artists. This one-off symposium will bring together established and emerging artists, as well as those who engage with the business of design, such as commissioning agencies and agents. […].../ ➝

April 2019

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Friday 26th April   6.30pm Cert. U   92 mins in French with EN subs FRA | 1964 | dir. Jacques Demy, with Catherine Deneuve, Anne Vernon, Nino Castelnuovo, Marc Michel Guy and Geneviève are very much in love. When they find out that Guy must leave […].../ ➝

April 2019

Topsy-Turvy (12A) + ScreenTalk with Lindy Hemming 25 Apr 2019, 19:00 ,Barbican Cinema 2 Oscar®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming joins the film’s musical director Gary Yershon in conversation following Mike Leigh’s gloriously entertaining musical about Gilbert and Sullivan. British cinema master Mike Leigh tells the story of how, during a creative dry spell, the partnership of the […].../ ➝

March 2019

7 & 11 March 2019 The Great Blueness The London Symphony Orchestra commissioned Gary to compose this exploration of music and colour. The Great Blueness is a classic tale from author and illustrator Arnold Lobel about a maverick wizard who decides to paint the grey world in which he lives, and watches the impact that colour has on the emotions of the people around […].../ ➝

March 2019

2pm–5.30pm : March 1st 2019

We are living through a particularly rich period in expressive movement. Whether realised in genres with a long history, such as folk dance and ballet, or in free, as yet unclassified forms, there appears to be more activity than ever.

But what opportunities are there for practitioners, from such an array of approaches, to enter into dialogue with each other? For a Movement Director from theatre to swap notes with a ballet Choreographer? For a pioneer in the life-enhancing power of physical play to chat to the Artistic Director of a contemporary dance company?

Shaping the Stage provides such an opportunity with an exciting line-up of guests from all these backgrounds, and more besides.

The event will be chaired by Gary Yershon (Associate Artist of The Old Vic and RSC).

Panel includes: Temitope Ajose-Cutting  (The American Clock Associate Choreographer); Polly Bennett (Movement Director Bohemian Rhapsody, The Crown, Sweat);  Ivan Blackstock (Choreographer & Artistic Director of CRXSS PLATFXRM)Anders Duckworth (Choreographer, Visual Artist); Penny Greenland MBE (JABADAO Director); David Nixon OBE (Northern Ballet Artistic Director); Ayse Tashkiran (Movement Director, RSC Associate Artist, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama).

January 2019

Story songs at The Crazy Coqs – Brasserie Zédel Gary returns to his first love of singing as he presents a celebration of the art of telling stories in song. All the greatest songwriters have taken on the challenge and, for one night only at Crazy Coqs, Gary will be sharing their triumphs with you, […].../ ➝

January 2019

Thu 17 January 2019 Institut français du Royaume-Uni 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role in the 1964 Academy Awards®, Leslie Caron stepped away from the musicals such as An American in Paris and Gigi to take the role of Jane, a young French woman pregnant with an […].../ ➝

October 2018

Peterloo on general release in the UK from Friday Nov 2nd read Independent review here see Guardian review here see PETERLOO teaser-trailer here Peterloo: London festival film to premiere in Manchester.../ ➝