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 the FALLOUT series, DRAGON AGE series, and PRINCE OF PERSIA series.

Recognized worldwide as one of the most innovative and successful composers in the industry, Zur’s scores have received multiple BAFTA nominations and generated millions of fans and numerous best-selling soundtracks. Most recently 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 latest score as “The best soundtrack for the series yet.” Inon’s upcoming scores include THE ELDER SCROLLS: BLADES, the mobile installment of the hugely-popular THE ELDER SCROLLS video game franchise, which was premiered live at the “War Child UK Presents Bethesda Game Studios in Concert” at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

Zur’s best-selling soundtrack for Bethesda’s blockbuster FALLOUT 4 has been described as “Sophisticated and atmospheric” (Andrew Collins, Classic FM) and was selected as one of the best video game scores of the year by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, PlayStation Awards, FACT Magazine, Paste Magazine and Classic FM. The FALLOUT 4 and FALLOUT 3 scores have earned him 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 spans epic action/adventure genres and ethereal fantasy scores for 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.

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 starring John Cusack.  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, 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 Idan Raichel and Florence + The Machine (DRAGON AGE II). Most recently Zur signed to Sony Music as a recording artist with a forthcoming album to be released on Sony Masterworks in 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.