Sergei Kofman (b. 1996) is an imaginative young composer based in Toronto. He is currently completing his masters degree in composition at the University of Toronto, and he has previously obtained his undergraduate degree in composition as well as piano performance at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is active as a composer, producer, audio engineer, pianist, and educator.
In 2014, Sergei won the TIFF NextWave Battle of the Scores jury prize, which gave him the opportunity to provide some music for Guidance(dir. Pat Mills, 2014). Sergei has gone on to score several short films, cartoons and documentaries, and other media including a book trailer, a campaign video for the WWF, a podcast, and a webseries. In 2018, Sergei was awarded the MusicCounts Scholarship for his work as a composer and producer.
Sergei also writes concert works for solo instruments, chamber ensemble, and full orchestra. He draws on an eclectic combination of influences including film and video game music, romantic, impressionist, modernist, and contemporary classical music, as well as jazz, hip-hop, and other contemporary mainstream music. His works have been performed by the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, Whispering River Orchestra, Kawartha Youth Orchestra, Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble, University of Toronto Orchestra, and the Wilfrid Laurier University Orchestra.