Boston based composer Ori Baruch has been developing his distinctive voice ever since he first touched the piano. Originally from Israel, Baruch has been classically trained on the piano since the age of 10. Soon after, he started writing his very own compositions, showing a unique fusion of classical, world, folk, cinematic and theatrical music from the very beginning.
More than anything, there was one thing Baruch has always cared about - to tell a story with his art. His passion for composition brought him all the way to Berklee College of Music in Boston, to which he was accepted with a scholarship. There, he was able to hone his skills of storytelling through music and broaden his perspective as an international musician, concentrating in Film Scoring. During his time at Berklee he wrote music for dozens of film cues of various genres, as well as specializing in conducting. He also expanded his skills in jazz music. In 2020 he was awarded the Rick Applin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Composition.
Throughout Baruch’s life the piano has been a constant companion, and he has served as a corepetitor and piano player for many vocalists and ensembles. Most notably he made it to the finals of the Shirimon Song Contest in Israel as an arranger and piano player. Recently he collaborated with Israeli singer-songwriter Tom Acco as a piano player and orchestral arranger.
Following the footsteps of The Great Masters, Baruch dedicates part of his time for music education. Aside for teaching piano and music for many years now, he has also developed an innovative curriculum for music production for kids of all levels, incorporating technology and musical software as an integral part of the curriculum. Baruch also serves as as a music director, and has led successful productions with sold-out shows of well-known musicals, such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Fiddler on the Roof.
Ori Baruch worked as a composer on the documentary BlazeAid: Spreading Like Wildfire, directed by Jordan Edmeades, which discusses the Australian fatal fires of 2020. He also wrote music for several ads and trailers. Baruch is looking forward to sharing his love and passion for music and storytelling with the world.
An excerpt from Baruch's award-winning piece, Fugue in C minor for 4-voices