Inon Zur

Biography

EMMY award-winner and three-time BAFTA nominated composer Inon Zur is internationally renowned for his emotionally dynamic original music scores for film, television and video game franchises including FALLOUT, DRAGON AGE, PRINCE OF PERSIA, SYBERIA and THE ELDER SCROLLS.

Recognized worldwide as one of the most innovative and successful composers in the industry, Zur’s scores have received multiple BAFTA nominations and generated numerous best-selling soundtracks. Inon’s upcoming projects include a neo-classical and multi-ethnic score for SYBERIA: THE WORLD BEFORE (prologue out now on Steam) and heavy orchestral soundscapes blended with futuristic musical sound design for the epic sci-fi action RPG, OUTRIDERS (Square Enix), as well as new music for FALLOUT 76: WASTELANDERS (“Hauntingly beautiful” – IGN) and the award-winning original score for THE ELDER SCROLLS: BLADES (top honors at the 2019 Hollywood Music In Media Awards), with other exciting projects currently in development.

Zur’s original score for FALLOUT 76 was released to universal praise, described by critics as “Superbly atmospheric music” and “An amazing ambient soundtrack,” while Game Informer (the world’s #1 video game magazine) hailed his score as “The best soundtrack for the series yet.” His best-selling soundtrack for FALLOUT 4 was described as “Sophisticated and atmospheric” (Classic FM) and celebrated as one of the best original video game scores by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, The PlayStation Awards, FACT Magazine, Paste Magazine and Classic FM. The FALLOUT 4 and FALLOUT 3 scores have earned Inon two BAFTA nominations for “Best Original Music” as well as nods from The Game Awards and Spike TV.

Classically trained with a flair for powerful, melodic orchestral writing, Zur’s rich portfolio also spans epic action/adventure genres and ethereal fantasy scores for other blockbuster entertainment properties including multiple entries in the PRINCE OF PERSIA series, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE WAR IN THE NORTH (Classical MPR Best Video Game Soundtrack), DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS (Forbes’ “Top Video Game Soundtracks of All Time”), and DRAGON AGE II (“Best Original Video Game Score” at the Movie Music Awards UK). He also scored Ubisoft’s first virtual reality game, EAGLE FLIGHT (Classic FM‘s Top Ten Video Game Soundtracks of 2016), a breathtaking flight simulation experience set in the skies of Paris, and the beloved adventure game series SYBERIA 2 & 3 written and directed by visionary French artist Benoît Sokal.

Zur also composed, conducted and produced the original orchestral themes for DISNEY FANTASIA: MUSIC EVOLVED, the innovative musical motion video game inspired by Walt Disney’s classic animated film “Fantasia.”  Zur’s original score for FANTASIA: MUSIC EVOLVED was BAFTA nominated and honored among the honorees of  Classic FM’s “The Best Video Game Music of 2014”. In addition to composing the original instrumental score, Zur produced an orchestral arrangement of Queen’s iconic “Bohemian Rhapsody” as well as collaborating with Harmonix and Disney to produce innovative new recordings of classical masterpieces by Bach, Dvořák, Liszt, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi.

In addition to his iconic music in video games, Inon has also been providing critically acclaimed scores for film and television including the EMMY winning documentary SABER ROCK as featured on CNN and the suspense-thriller RECLAIM for Lionsgate.  The soundtrack was released by Silva Screen Records to widespread critical acclaim; “Zur’s music for Reclaim perfectly captures the human drama of the film’s story in powerful and deeply emotional fashion.” – Film Score Monthly. Previously Zur also scored the animated TV shows POWER RANGERS, DIGIMON and ESCAFLOWNE and the FOX Family movies AU PAIR and AU PAIR II.

Zur has recorded his works conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the Chamber Orchestra of London at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. His music has been performed in concerts worldwide (Cologne, Leipzig, London, Los Angeles, Malmö, Seoul, Sydney) by world-class orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in London.  He has also produced and collaborated with international recording artists including Florence + The Machine (DRAGON AGE II) and recently Zur signed to Sony Music as a recording artist with his debut major label album release “Into The Storm”, selected among Classical KUSC’s best albums of 2019.

A graduate of the Music Academy of Tel Aviv in his native Israel, Zur relocated to the United States and attended the film scoring programs at Dick Grove School of Music and UCLA, studying under such luminaries as composers Henry Mancini and Allyn Ferguson and orchestrator Jack Smalley.  He resides in Encino, California.