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Samuel Ostroff

Composer, Producer, Pianist

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Samuel Ostroff’s compositions reflect a "sensitivity and lyricism beyond his years" (San Francisco Composer's Chamber Orchestra). With diverse influences spanning Joe Hisaishi, Maurice Ravel, and Brad Mehldau, his music incorporates elements of classical music, golden age film scores, and indie rock.

An active film composer, Sam is currently scoring the upcoming fourth season of HBO "We're Here." Last year, he scored the film "To The Lights," which won Best Narrative at NFFTY, and has previously scored a national ad campaign for Shutterfly, Inc. As an additional composer, he has contributed music to projects including HBO "Swiping America" and the Apple documentary "Poached," directed by David Gelb ("Chef's Table"). 

Sam is also a composer of classical concert music. In 2020, the ensemble yMusic (Classical Billboard #1 for 43 weeks) premiered "Running Water Can See No Stars." Other concert works include "Allegro for String Quartet" and "Two Landscapes" (winners of the U.S. National Foundation for the Arts' YoungArts competition) and "Caro Son Tua Cosí" premiered by Hila Plitmann (GRAMMY Winner, Best Classical Vocal Performance).

As a producer, arranger, and engineer, Sam has worked with artists such as Vincent Lima, eymii, and Louis Cole; as well as classical ensembles like Benefic Piano Trio, Astral Mixtape, and the Burbank Philharmonic.

Sam received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California, where he was mentored by composers including Ted Hearne, Vince Mendoza, and Thomas Newman. When not writing music, Sam can be found hiking, surfing, and playing with his dog, Joy, and his hamster, Mocha. 


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Concert Music

Film Scoring

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  • Custom Music for Film, Games, Ads

  • Strings & Orchestral Arrangement

  • Audio Production & Engineering

  • Commissioned Concert Works

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