Niv Toar is a composer, music producer, and trumpet player based in Los Angeles. For the past few years he has been writing music for TV shows such as: A Million Little Things, Modern Family, Rosewood, High School Musical, and more. Recently Niv has written music for Netflix's Alexa & Katie, Nickelodeon's All That, and he is currently a composer on iCarly (Nickelodeon), Pivoting (Fox), and Uncoupled (Netflix).
As a trumpet player since the age of eight, he has performed, recorded, and toured with many major artists in the world including: Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Quincy Jones, India Arie, Karmin, Magic, The Idan Raichel Project, Nikki Yanofsky, Mark Ballas, The Long Beach Opera, Gloria Trevi, Shlomi Shabat, Pavlo Rosenberg, David Broza, and Aviv Gefen. Niv has also worked as an arranger with many of Israel's biggest artists.
Niv started on his musical path at only eight years of age, playing the trumpet at the local conservatory. He started his jazz education at the "Thelma Yellin High School for the Arts" in Israel. During his senior year of high school, Niv toured with the school’s “Big Band” in the US. During that tour he was spotted by Berklee College of Music staff, and after a summer program at Berklee, he was awarded a full college scholarship.
At Berklee he received the "Berklee College of Music Art Farmer Award.” In '07 Niv attended a workshop with Paquito D’rivera (a Multi Grammy Award Winner) and performed with him at Carnegie Hall, NY. He was also a member of "La Timbistica", a Latin Jazz group that won the "Downbeat Magazine Student Music Award" for “Best Jazz Band of 2008”. They performed at numerous Jazz festivals in the US and Europe. In '08 Niv returned to Israel to serve in the IDF as a music producer and arranger.