Donald Sosin


Donald Sosin is a pianist and composer who grew up in Rye, NY and Munich, Germany. Since 1971, he has performed his silent film music at Lincoln Center, MoMA, the Kennedy Center, and major film festivals here and abroad. He records for Criterion, Kino, Milestone and TCM. He has played his scores for Jewish-themed silent films at the New York, Cleveland, and Washington Jewish Film Festivals. His one-act opera for families, Esther, was performed at the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. His other Jewish music includes a short children’s opera, A Parakeet Named Dreidel, Yiddish folk song arrangements, and Three Psalms, which premiered in 2009 by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.

Donald and his family live in northwest Connecticut. He is currently touring with Alicia Svigals, performing her score for The Yellow Ticket and their collaborative score for Das Alte Gesetz.