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A prolific and revered composer, Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012) won nearly every major award: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, and three Golden Globe awards, as well as a shared Pulitzer Prize for his music for A Chorus Line (awarded to the show’s writing and production team). He and composer Richard Rodgers are the only “PEGOT” (EGOT + Pulitzer) winners to date.
In addition to his illustrious work in theatre, Mr. Hamlisch’s contributions to the world of film were extraordinary: He created music for more than forty films and received Oscars for his remarkable adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music in The Sting and his classic score and song for The Way We Were. He created scores for renowned filmmakers Woody Allen, Robert Redford and Steven Soderbergh, and he even wrote a classic James Bond theme (“Nobody Does It Better” from 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me).
Mr. Hamlisch also served as a Musical Director and arranger for Barbra Streisand’s 1994 concert tour and its television special, Barbra Streisand: The Concert. He also held the position of principal pops conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and Pops, Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, The Buffalo Philharmonic and The National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. At the time of his death in 2012, he was preparing to assume responsibilities as Principal Pops Conductor for The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Mr. Hamlisch was a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and Queens College, with whom the Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards are proud to partner.