Darren Fung is an award winning Canadian film composer. He caught the composing bug at age fifteen when he wrote a piece for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s Young Composer Project. After finishing his degree at McGill and living and loving Montreal for twelve years, Darren is now based out of Los Angeles.
Amongst his credits, Darren recreated Canada’s second national anthem, the beloved Hockey Theme, for CTV and TSN. Every weekday morning his music is heard on CTV’s flagship morning news program, Canada AM. His work was the focus of Bell Canada’s Orchestra spot, run during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and was voted as Canada’s top commercial by readers of The Globe and Mail. A three-time nominee, his much-lauded score to The Great Human Odyssey won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Original Music for a Non-Program or Series. Recorded with members of the Edmonton Symphony and Pro Coro Canada, the score was recently released on the prestigious Varèse Sarabande label, and was also nominated for an International Film Music Critics Association Award. His feature and short film scores have been heard at prestigious film festivals around the world, including Toronto, Cannes, and Sundance.
Darren currently serves as the Second Vice President of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, and acts as a Program Advisor for the Canadian Film Centre’s Slaight Music Residency. He also sits on the Creative Ecologies Advisory Board for the Banff Centre’s Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute.