Navid Hejazi is an award winning film 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’snational film festival. He has worked on productions from Homovie studios Warner Bros., 20th Century Studio, Lionsgate, Bad Robot Productions and Universal Content Productions among others. He also provides music to Dreamworks Animation Television (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny, The Penguins of Madagascar). His solo violins can 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, Paramount Network, 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 taking lessons on harmony, counterpoint and composition skills. In Spain he attended film music master classes with composers Dario Marianelli, José Nieto, Antón García Abril and Eric Serra. 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 traditional and modern violin styles 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.
Navid Hejazi has worked on video games including top selling titles by developers Capcom, Quantic Dream and Lucasfilm Games and releases on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch among others. Some of his work has been featuring solo strings on video games Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (performing the Resident Evil theme on the main menu), Detroit: Become Human and the Star Wars Eclipse trailer, writing original music for video games Dragon Caffi, Fire Escape: An Interactive VR Series, Skyweaver and recording strings on Fortnite. Navid is also co-founder of Game Music Town, an audio production company that creates original music, sound effects and voice over for video games and apps. Navid has also provided original music to Unisonar (Assassin’s Creed, Call Of Duty: Mobile).
Recording sessions for Trauma Center (2019) at The Village Studios in Santa Monica, Los Angeles.