Award-winning composer, pianist & performer
Gary Malkin is an award-winning composer and professional speaker who inspires the world to embrace music as a catalyst for healing, presence and a more meaningful life. His groundbreaking work redefines the role of the arts in all aspects of society, including healthcare, education and corporate America.
A multiple Emmy, Clio, and ASCAP award recipient, Gary has spent three decades composing music for film, television, commercials and socially responsible documentaries. Through the media production company Musaic, Gary and longtime partner Dan Alvarez continue to produce award-winning music in the entertainment industry. Recent projects include the score for Thrive: What on Earth Will it Take?, as seen by more than 20 million people in 27 languages; Pangea Day; Awakening the Dreamer; and numerous documentaries and socially responsible productions. Thrive’s film score recently received Best Score honors from the Hollywood Music in Media Association.
Through his life-affirming global production company Wisdom of the World, he spearheads innovative solutions targeted at many of the challenges facing our society, primarily to catalyze greater mindfulness, health, wellness and emotional intelligence. He has worked intimately with the healthcare industry to integrate music into their healing strategies to provide meaningful multi-sensory tools such as his acclaimed CD Graceful Passages, which offers aesthetic ways to face our mortality with greater mindfulness, presence, and compassion. Co-produced with Michael Stillwater, Graceful Passages is an indispensable resource for people working with hospice and palliative care, cancer centers and anyone coping with loss or other challenging transitions.
Dedicated to using the arts to cultivate healing and mindfulness, his WisdomFilms project is a collaboration with renowned cinematographers such as David Fortney and Louie Schwartzberg, that offers an empowering new genre that helps us de-stress and align our hearts and minds. These films feature the words of leading global thinkers such as Deepak Chopra, Brother David Steindl-Rast, Desmond Tutu, Thich Nath Hanh, and Ram Das.