Efrem currently resides in Woodland Hills, California with his family; Pam his wife and Rebecca his daughter.

Efrem Bergman Composer - biography​

Film and Television Composer

Born in San Francisco, Efrem Bergman began his classical piano studies at the age of four and at the age of six made his performance debut in a student recital at Sherman and Clay. Growing up in the Bay Area produced many opportunities for Efrem to perform in solo recitals and music festivals. He was able to organize enough opportunities to perform and gain a lot of exposure as a young pianist that it became very clear that Efrem was well on his way to pursuing a career in music.

While studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music at age nineteen with William Corbett Jones, Efrem competed and placed as one of the finalists in the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. After receiving his Bachelors of Music degree in Piano Performance at San Francisco State University, he moved to Los Angeles in 1982 to pursue a career as a concert pianist.                                                                                     

  • San Francisco State University - Bachelor of Music
  • Graduate of Music Lab - Audio and Video Engineering
  • U.C.L.A. Film Scoring - Degree
  • Pacific Composers Forum - Member
  • Concert Pianist, 1984 Los Angeles Olympics
  • BMI Affiliate


Efrem performed in numerous concerts around the greater Los Angeles area and in 1984, he was selected as one of the pianists to participate in the Olympic games opening ceremonies performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. After completing two-year programs at UCLA for each of the film scoring and sound engineering courses, Efrem continued to broaden his career by delving into music composition for both film and television. Over the past thirty-five years he has developed valuable relationships in the entertainment industry which has allowed him to build quite a wide range of credits for both film and television.

In addition to a very busy schedule as a composer, Efrem has also been actively working as an orchestrator/arranger since 2013. The most recent projects that he has orchestrated and arranged includes a musical theater piece, which is loosely based on the Romeo and Juliet theme, and a sound library composed of both instrumental tracks and contemporary songs.