Maxwell Karmazyn is an ASCAP Award winning composer, violinist, producer, and songwriter. He's recorded for and shared the stage with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Hans Zimmer, Andrea Bocelli, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Steely Dan, John Legend, and Lauryn Hill. As an assistant to Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL, Maxwell wrote music for Sonic the Hedgehog, Terminator Dark Fate, James Cameron’s Alita Battle Angel, and Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines. His music can be heard on Apple TV+ The Snoopy Show, CBS Television’s Bull, Blue Bloods, Fox’s NeXt, Dreamworks animated film Trolls, and Guillermo Del Toro’s Netflix Original Series Trollhunters. He has written music for composers Christophe Beck, Heitor Pereira, and Tim Davies, as well as Hans Zimmer's music production company Bleeding Fingers.
Maxwell’s original concert 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. He also arranged the Theme from Schindler’s List for violin and cello, which he premiered with the California Philharmonic. His playing can be heard on TV and Film projects such as Disney's The Lion King, Frozen 1 & 2, Star Wars The Mandalorian, Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods, DC Films’ Birds of Prey, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and Fox’s Empire, among countless others.
ASCAP's Jimmy Van Heusen Award