Byambasuren Sharav (Mongolian: Бямбасүрэнгийн Шарав, Byambasürengiin Sharav), born November 13, 1952, is a Mongolian composer and pianist.
Sharav was born in Jargaltkhaan Sum in Khentii Province. He learned as a child from his father to play the accordion. As a music teacher at an elementary school, he began to compose children's songs. From 1975 he studied at the Sverdlovsk Conservatory in the Soviet Union.
Byambasuren Sharav has composed over 200 songs and composed for more than twenty major motion pictures, eight concertos for Mongolian folk instruments, three symphonies, and four ballets. He was commissioned by Yo-Yo Ma for the Silk Road Project in 2000, for which he wrote his piece Legend of Herlen. Also of note is his Genghis Khan composition (2003). Two of his compositions featured at the Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival in February 2011.
He was given the Honored Art Worker of Mongolia Award in 2002.
- Classical Archives
- "Stanford's Feb. 2-13 Pan-Asian Music Festival focuses on Mongolia and 'the steppes'". Stanford University. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
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