Inon Zur

Biography

Three-time BAFTA nominated composer Inon Zur is internationally renowned for his emotionally dynamic original music scores for film, television and popular video game franchises, such as the FALLOUT series, DRAGON AGE series, Disney’s FANTASIA, and PRINCE OF PERSIA series.

His best-selling soundtrack for Bethesda’s FALLOUT 4, described as “sophisticated, intriguing and atmospheric” (Classic FM), was selected as one of the best video game scores of 2015 by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, PlayStation Awards, FACT Magazine, Paste Magazine and Classic FM. His latest projects include Ubisoft’s first virtual reality game, EAGLE FLIGHT, a breathtaking flight simulation experience set in the skies of Paris, and the highly anticipated next installment in Microïds’ acclaimed adventure series SYBERIA 3 written and directed by Benoit Sokal.

Classically trained with a flair for powerful, melodic orchestral writing, Zur’s rich portfolio spans epic action/adventure genres and ethereal fantasy scores for beloved 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 FALLOUT 3, which earned him British Academy of Film and Television Arts and Spike TV nominations for “Best Original Music”.

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

In film, Inon recently scored the suspense-thriller RECLAIM (Lionsgate) starring John Cusack, Ryan Phillippe and Rachelle Lefevre.  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.

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, Malmo, 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 Idan Raichel and Florence + The Machine (“Varric’s Theme” – DRAGON AGE II).

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.  Zur resides in Encino, California.