Adam Balazs is a Los Angeles and Budapest-based film composer. His musical voice is derived from his Eastern European background, his classical training, his expertise in contemporary electronics and his approach to film scoring that is not afraid of taking chances.
To date, Adam scored over thirty-five films. In addition to putting a musical signature to all his scores, Adam’s versatility is demonstrated in a wide array
of independent and studio projects that include the score
for Ildiko Enyedi's Berlinare 2017 Golden Bear-winning feature ON BODY AND SOUL, the 2017 Oscar-winner live action short, Kristof Deak's SING, the score for THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY (Balazs Juszt,dir.; starring Francois Arnaud, Ana Ularu), director Virag Zomboracz's critically acclaimed AFTERLIFE (Grand Prix - Karlovy Vary Film Festival), the score for Seth Grossman's THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT 3: REVELATIONS (Lionsgate), INNER DEMONS (IFC Midnight Films) and the
multi-award winning THE ELEPHANT KING (starring Oscar-winning Ellen Burstyn and Tate Ellington an Official
Selection - Tribeca Film Festival), themes
and additional music for the THE SECRET OF MOONACRE (Gabor Csupo dir.; WB UK), starring Ioan Gruffudd and Natascha McElhone) and the award-winning documentary BORN AND BRED (Justin Frimmer dir.; distributed by Warner Brothers), among many others.
Adam also recenly scored a number of highly successful international HBO European Original Programming series including IN TREATMENT SEASONS 1-3 (aka TERÁPIA), SHADOWS (aka UMBRE) and RAMAI CU MINE (aka SHALL WE DANCE) and is currently scoring UMBRE SEASON 2.
Adam was responsible for the on- and off-channel musical image and network identity of Cinemax and HBO for seven years and his music was featured in the soundtrack of BEDAZZLED (featuring Brendan Fraser and Elizabeth Hurley)
and in hit Television shows that include FRIENDS (NBC) and PROJECT RUNWAY (BRAVO).
Adam's collaboration with noted CGI company, Digic
Pictures resulted in the PromaxBDA-winning extended version of the DRAGON
AGE 2 INTRO (Electronic Arts) and VOX HUMANA.
Adam’s commercial credits include COCA-COLA, TOD'S, STIHL, CALVIN KLEIN and ARMANI.
Adam is also the first Hungarian composer to premiere his work, PATH OF THE EXTRAORDINARY at Carnegie
Hall, October 15, 2006, since Bela Bartok premiered his CONCERTO
FOR ORCHESTRA, January 11, 1944. The work was commissioned for the 50th
Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution.
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