Born in Variaș, Romania, Vasile Șirli is a composer living in Paris since 1986. He studied in Timișoara and at the Music Academy of Bucharest. Șirli has dedicated his work to theatre, cinema, dance and songs, which allowed him to express himself in different musical styles, from pop-rock and jazz to contemporary music.
He has received many national and international awards, including the Romanian Composer Association Award, GOPO Film Music Award, UNITER Prize, music prizes in Dresden, Bratislava, Soci, Tokyo etc. He worked for the publishing house “Editura Muzicală” and was the artistic director of “Electrecord” record company.
He composed music for performances and films directed by Lucian Pintilie, Mircea Daneliuc, Stere Gulea, Dan Micu, Petrika Ionesco, Gabor Tompa, Matthias Langhoff, Claire Dancoisne, Constantin Chelba, Nicu Stan, Irina Niculescu, Radu-Alexandru Nica, Aurel Palade, Titus Muntean etc. He equally composed the music of countless performances directed by Silviu Purcărete. In France, he created music for films, theatre and TV shows, and worked as a musical producer.
Since 1990 he is the musical director of Disneyland Paris, composing original music, producing and writing music for various performances.