Maxwell is an ASCAP Award winning composer for Film and TV, and his music can be heard in film festivals both nationally and internationally. As an assistant to Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL, Max has written music for Tim Miller’s Terminator Dark Fate, James Cameron’s Alita Battle Angel, and Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines. He has also assisted Christophe Beck (Frozen, Ant-Man, Hangover Trilogy), Heitor Pereira (Despicable Me, Minions), and Tim Davies (Book of Life, Trollhunters). His music can be heard in Dreamworks animated film Trolls, and on Guillermo Del Toro’s Netflix Original Series Trollhunters.
Maxwell’s original music and arrangements have been performed at venues such as Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, as well as performed by ensembles such as the California Philharmonic and the Michigan Symphony Orchestra.
An accomplished violin soloist, Maxwell enjoyed his Los Angeles Disney Hall solo debut at the age of 20 performing the Brahms Double Concerto. He also arranged the Theme from Schindler’s List for violin and cello, which he premiered with his father, cellist Dennis Karmazyn, and the California Philharmonic. He has performed as a violinist at the Hollywood Bowl and Coachella, with artists such as John Legend, Andrea Bocelli, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Steely Dan, Sergio Mendes, Weird Al Yankovic, and Pink Martini. As a recording musician, he can be heard on Disney’s Lion King, Frozen 1 & 2, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and Fox’s Empire, among dozens of others.
ASCAP’s Jimmy Van Heusen Award