Navid Hejazi is a music composer and violinist born in Madrid, Spain. He has scored movies, TV shows, documentaries, commercials and video games from the US, Europe, Japan, China, the Middle East and South America. His score for ‘Juan in a Million’ (‘The Silent Earth’) got him a winning award for best music at Festival de Cine Villa del Mar 2013, Chile’s national film festival. He has worked on movies such as ‘The Signal’, ‘Becky’, ‘Alone’, ‘The Pyramid’ and productions for studios Warner Bros., 20th Century Studio, Lionsgate and Bad Robot Productions among others. He also provides music to Dreamworks Animation Television (‘Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny’, ‘The Penguins of Madagascar’) and Unisonar (‘League of Legends’, ‘Call of Duty: Mobile’). His solo violins can also be heard in video games such as PS4 ‘Detroit: Become Human’ and Xbox 360 ‘Resident Evil 2: Revelations’. Some of the titles he has worked on have been shown in theaters all around the world, streamed on TV networks or online platforms such as Fox, Syfy, HBO, NBC, Netflix and Hulu among others and have been selected at international film festivals Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival and Sitges Film Festival among others or made the Oscars shortlist.
Fourth generation musician, Navid started playing the violin at the age of 5 and grew up admiring the music of Paganini, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven. During his childhood he fell in love with movies and at the age of 15 started composing music and learning harmony, counterpoint and composition skills. After graduating from Madrid Royal Conservatory with a degree in Violin Performance he got a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he double majored in Film Scoring and Composition, graduating cum laude. At Berklee, Navid participated in master classes with well-known Hollywood film composers Alan Silvestri, John Powell, David Newman and Klaus Badelt among others. He also specialized in modern violin techniques learning celtic, bluegrass and jazz, taking master classes with fiddler Mark O’Connor and performing at Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. After this he moved to Los Angeles and interned at Remote Control Productions, film music studio run by Hans Zimmer, where he worked for composer Henry Jackman. He also attended master classes with well-known Hollywood composers John Williams, Thomas Newman and Johann Johannsson.
In the US Navid Hejazi is part of Zoo Creatives since 2012, a film music post production studio run by composer Nima Fakhrara. Navid is also co-founder of Game Music Town, a company that specializes in creating audio for video games and mobile apps. Navid has worked on games by developers such as Capcom, Lucasfilm Games and Quantic Dreams among others, with releases on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.