Dave Eggar

Composer: War Story, Difret


Two-time Grammy Nominated composer and experimental cellist Dave Eggar has performed throughout the world as a cellist, pianist, song-writer and composer including solo performances of his own compositions at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Barbican Center London, the Hollywood Bowl, the Paris Opera, Aspen Music Festival, Bowdoin Music Festival, Music City Roots, Sun Studios, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall and many others. A virtuoso in many styles Dave has performed and recorded with artists in many genres including Frank Ocean, Evanescence, Phillip Phillips, Josh Groban, Talib Kweli, Tony Bennett, Michael Brecker, Chromeo, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Dave Sanborn, Jewel, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Train and many others. Eggar has won grants and fellowships from the National Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Asian Culture Council, the Leonard Bernstein Foundation and Time magazine as a composer. As a child, Dave won ASCAP's Young Composer's Competition. Eggar original work has been featured in many films as both an improvising cellist and composer including Roland Emrich's Anonymous, Beasts of the Southern Wild(composer Dan Romer) The Roost, Triggerman and House of the Devil(Composer Jeff Grace), and Stakeland(Jeff Grace). This year at Sundance Dave has composed two original scores

One for the film Difret(Composers Dave Eggar and David Schommer (ASCAP) and Mark Jackson's film War Story(composers Dave Eggar, Chuck Palmer (ASCAP) and Amy Lee). This is Dave's second score with long time collaborater Mark Jackson. Eggar scored Jackson's Breakout film Without in 2011. Eggar is a graduate of Harvard University(BA) and the Juilliard School (DMA).

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