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, Imagine Dragons, James Blake, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Steely Dan, John Legend, and Lauryn Hill. A frequent collaborator with 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 Netflix Cobra Kai, Apple TV+ The Snoopy Show, CBS Television Bull, Blue Bloods, Fox 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. A regular recording musician and sitting concertmaster, his playing can be heard on TV and Film projects such as The Bob's Burgers Movie, Disney's The Lion King, Frozen 1 & 2, Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars The Book of Boba Fett, Star Wars The Mandalorian, Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods, Pixar's Turning Red, 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