Darren Fung

Los Angeles United States

Last updated: October 20, 2023

A three-time Canadian Screen Award winner and International Film Music Critics Association Award nominee with over 100 composition credits to his name, Darren Fung (馮浩明) is a highly influential composer who is well-respected in the film, television and concert worlds. His work on Niobe Thompson’s The Great Human Odyssey and Equus: Story of the Horse received widespread critical acclaim, winning the 2016 and 2019 Canadian Screen Awards for Best Non-Fiction Music, and has been presented in concert with orchestras across Canada. His diverse credits include re-envisioning Canada's beloved Hockey Theme for TSN, the theme music for CTV’s Canada AM, numerous orchestral arrangements for artists and orchestras internationally, and film scores that have been heard at prestigious film festivals around the world, including Toronto, Cannes, and Sundance.  

In addition to composing, Darren serves on the Board of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, the public policy leadership development program Action Canada, and as a Program Advisor for the Canadian Film Centre's Slaight Music Residency.  In a feeble attempt to counteract the sedimentary lifestyle of a composer, Darren wakes up way too early rowing with the Los Angeles Rowing Club and stays up way too late playing hockey.  He is rather awful at both.

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