Howard Leslie Shore was born on 18th October 1946 to a Jewish family. He was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His star sign is Libra. The Canadian composer is married to Elizabeth Cotnoir, who herself is a writer documentary filmmaker and a producer.
He has one daughter, Mae, whom he is very close to and is the uncle of the composer Ryan Shore. His early life went smooth as he started learning music since he was 8. By the time he became of 13, Shore started playing as a member of bands.
He made music as his passion. He started working in 1970’s by becoming a member of Lighthouse. He did some television shows and theatre acts too. What made him recognized was composing music for Doug Henning who was a stage magician.
Immediately he got work in televisions and worked for the show “” in 1975. Soon he started getting offers from films also. He got the first offer by the film “I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses” in 1978. The next film he was offered was a horror one – The Brood in 1979. His popularity increased by composing for the film “The Silence of the Lambs” in 1991 which resulted in him for his first nomination for BAFTA award.
After that, it was the era of the 1990s which brought him to the peak of fame and recognition. There is a complete list of his works in this time which were a big hit including the comic film “Mrs. Doubtfire” in 1993; “Seven” which was a thriller in 1995. People usually shine for a particular time but Shore’s time never faded. Instead, he became more popular in the 2000’s. He composed music for the film “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” in 2001 which brought him the ultimate stardom.
Not only he was honored with an Academy Award and a Grammy for this film but also received nominations for a BAFTA and a Golden Globe awards. In 2004, he shifted to Tuxedo Park,
with his family. He has also composed for some concerts like The Fly; Opera in 2008, Fanfare; Organ in 2008, Ruin and the Memory for Lang Lang; Piano Concerto in 2010, Mythic Gardens; Cello Concerto in 2012, A Palace Upon the Ruins; Song cycle in 2014 and L’aube; Song cycle in 2017. The latest works he did was in the film Denial in 2016 and then The Catcher was a Spy in 2018.