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Born in Tel Aviv, Gad took his first musical steps in his father’s major recording studio, where he recorded his first tune, met some of Israel’s foremost musicians, and gained experience as a recording engineer.

In high school he majored in filmmaking which provided him with the training ground for the art of film scoring, and after high school he spent 3 years in the Israeli Defense Forces, during which time he had the chance to produce several movies for the military unit he was serving.

After military service, Gad chose the artistically nurturing environment of the State University of New York at Purchase to focus his studies on music composition. During that time he scored several student films, and as a final project he wrote and co-produced an absurdist opera, The Ghorbil Songspiel, about a comic book artist who turns into a monster of his own creation. The show involved opera singers, surreal lighting, a fantastic set, a video screen, and a live pit orchestra.

In the summer of 2001 Gad shared the stage with celebrated film composer Elmer Bernstein and jazz composer Bob Brookmeyer to premiere a piece for symphony orchestra, commissioned by the Henry Mancini Institute.

In 2003 he was selected semi-finalist in the Turner Classic Movies Young Film Composers Competition with his comedic musical portrayal of Buster Keaton.

In 2004 Gad graduated summa cum laude from SUNY Purchase where he had the privilege of studying with Anthony Newman, Charles Blenzig, Grammy Award nominee Bradley Brookshire and with Pulitzer Prize nominee and Grammy Award winner Joel Thome.

In 2005 Gad graduated from the film scoring program at USC and started to work for TV composer Jon Ehrlich, helping on shows such as House, Invasion, and Life, and also started to write music for the TV shows Power Rangers, and Aaron Stone.

In recent years Gad has been writing additional music on various TV shows and films. Some of his recent projects include Bates Motel, Sherlock Gnomes, The Tick and more.

Gad lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.

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