Adam Schoenberg


Emmy Award-winning and Grammy-nominated Adam Schoenberg has twice been named among the Top 10 most performed living composers by orchestras in the United States. With more than 200 orchestral performances worldwide, his works have received performances and premieres at the Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, and twice with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. Recent commissions include his percussion concerto (Losing Earth), violin concerto (Orchard in Fog) for Anne Akiko Meyers (2014 Classical Billboard Artist of the Year) and the San Diego Symphony, a concerto for orchestra for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and a cello concerto inspired by artificial intelligence and automation. His latest album with the Kansas City Symphony was nominated for two Grammy’s, including Picture Studies as Best Contemporary Classical Composition.

For film and TV, Schoenberg has scored several projects including Graceland, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, his Emmy Award-winning score to Artbound’s (PBS/KCET) documentary That Far Corner: Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles, and the current theme package for ABC’s Nightline. Schoenberg has also written music for museums including the Museum of the Future (Dubai), and Museum of Ice Cream (Los Angeles). Schoenberg received his Doctor of Musical Arts from The Juilliard School where he studied with John Corigliano (Academy Award-winning score to The Red Violin). He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, playwright and TV writer Janine Salinas Schoenberg, and their two sons, Luca and Leo.