ASCAP Award winning composer, Maxwell Karmazyn writes music for both film and and the stage. An alumnus of University of Michigan Ann Arbor, he received ASCAP Foundation’s Jimmy Van Heusen ASCAP Award for Best Composition after attending the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop. He has worked as an Assistant Composer to Heitor Pereira (Despicable Me, Minions), Tim Davies (Book of Life, Trollhunters), and Christophe Beck (Frozen, Ant-Man, Hangover Trilogy). Maxwell recently wrote source cues on the animated film, Dreamworks Trolls’, and additional music on Guillermo Del Toro’s Netflix Original Series ‘Trollhunters’.

Maxwell’s original music and arrangements have been performed in 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 and arranging 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 with Andrea Bocelli, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Steely Dan, Sergio Mendes, Weird Al Yankovic, and his playing can be heard on the soundtrack to Disney’s Frozen, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and Netflix’s Trollhunters among others.

ASCAP’s Jimmy Van Heusen Award