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ISTVAN J. BALAZS

MUSIC COMPOSER FOR FILM, TV AND MEDIA

WELCOME to the official Website of Istvan J. Balazs. Combining an unmatched passion for Film, TV and Media Music, with his talent and zeal, Istvan is pursuing his goal to bring back the unforgettable, fascinating, original, authentic, melodic tunes of Hollywood's Golden Age to our modern day's Big and Small Screen's Motion Pictures.

ABOUT

Istvan is a passionated and committed Hungarian film composer with the talent and zeal to write original motion picture music in supporting at maximum his film director partners to succeed in their successful storytelling. Istvan is an Academy Voting Member of the World Soundtrack Awards, actively working together in the Academy with composers such as Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Alexandre Desplat, Alan Silvestri, Howard James Newton, Gregson-Williams Rupert and many others in deciding who wins the Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Song written directly for a Film and Television Composer of the Year Awards by casting their votes in two rounds. Istvan is known for his scores for movies such as the Awarding Winning American Family Revival(US, 2019), When To You Turn To God(HU, 2016), One Day of The Karoli Family(HU, 2018), Jungle(AT, 2019).

 

Istvan is currently working on his first Oratorio called "THE RETURN OF THE KING OF KINGS", which will be premiered worldwide in Winter, 2022. The album version of the oratorio will be publicly available on the major music distribution platforms. 

 

Growing up amongst the vibrant and diverse music scene in Budapest, was an environment full of inspiration and stimulation for him. Explore his music world and get in touch with him if You need original unforgettable music, no matter if Your film project is small or big.

Istvan conducting a film score rehearsal

"SON OF SAUL" - Academy Award Winner  WW II Movie

SCORE THE WORLD 2021 CONTEST ENTRY

DIRECTED BY László Nemes (2015, HU)

CREDITS: Film Scoring Contest Score Composer, Orchestrator, Music Producer for the End Scene of the World War II. movie

Score the World 2021 - Film score contest entry for the "Son of Saul" Academy Award Winner , World War II movie's end scene. Music composed by: Istvan J. Balazs This is a part from the movie Son of Saul. The soundtrack is produced by a contestant of Score The World Film Scoring Contest 2. and it's not part of the original movie. No other distribution/modification is allowed. Attributions and clear/explicit mention of visual copyright owners and visual creators have been made.

 

Original credits: Son of Saul

Director: László Nemes

Design: Tamás Zányi

All visuals: ©Laokoon Filmgroup

Contest provided by www.scoretheworld.com

 

QUO VADIS

MAIN TITLE Scene from the original movie

DIRECTED BY Mervyn LeRoy (1951, US)

CREDITS:  MIDI Mockup Producer for the main title scene

QUO VADIS(1951) - "Main Title" Theme

 

I am so honoured to create the Digital Orchestration (MIDI Mockup) of QUO VADIS (1951) movie's Main Title Theme for "The Miklós Rózsa Society" to support their efforts in preserving the immensely rich and outstanding musical heritage of Miklós Rózsa, multiple Oscar winner Hungarian composer, one of the founding fathers of the Hollywood Golden Age Film Music.

 

The aim of the Digital Reconstruction (MIDI Mockup) was to preserve the legendary film music legacy of Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian Multi-Oscar Winner Hollywood Composer, known for his iconic/epic scores such as the "Spellbound", "Quo Vadis", "Ben-Hur", "The Thief of Bagdad", "El Cid" and many others.

 

Copyright notice: This is a digital reconstruction in form of a MIDI Mockup of the original motion picture Soundtrack's Main Title Theme and I do not own or pretend any copyright for this music.

AMERICAN FAMILY REVIVAL

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

DIRECTED BY Handel Humphrey (2019, US)

CREDITS: Score Composer, Orchestrator, Music Producer for the Trailer and the Documentary

 

A DAY OF THE KAROLI FAMILY

SHORT FILM

DIRECTED BY Gabor Keleti (2018, HU)

CREDITS: Orchestral Score Composer, Orchestrator, Music Producer.

 

JUNGLE

FEATURE TV/Web MINI-SERIES, DRAMA

DIRECTED BY Alex Lazarov (2019, AT)

"OUVERTURE" - Episode 1.

"BACKPACK" - Episode 2.

"THE END OF SUMMER" - Episode 5.

CREDITS: Film Score Composer, Orchestrator, Music Producer.

MACK

FEATURE MOVIE

DIRECTED BY Ben Wilson & Bryce Taylor (2019, US)

Ben Wilson & Bryce Taylor (US). Producer: Sean Brennon Director of Photography: Dennis Tague (US). Mixing Supervising Engineer: Thomas Szekely (UK). Starring actors: Doug Dow, Alec Franco, Christian Kyle Anderson. (The Movie was released in 2019 in the US. 

PARTICIPE PASSÉ

SHORT FILM

DIRECTED BY Sarah Gélineau Paradis (2016, CA)

CREDITS: Orchestral Score Composer, Orchestrator, Music Producer. Film score composition Contest Entry for 2016 Montreal International Film Scoring Competition (UQAM - CICMFM, Montréal/Canada).

 

“ The invention, which is so important in composition, cannot be taught.

...It is the scene that is what you have to express musically.  I was lucky to have been connected with great films, really.  How can you miss with Ben-Hur? ”

Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995), Hungarian-born triple Academy Award Winner Composer Spellbound (1945), A Double Life (1947), Ben-Hur (1959)

GET IN TOUCH

Want to learn more about Istvan's cinematic music world? Get in touch with him for getting a sample from his works, to find out his availability, or ask for a quote for a specially crafted unforgettable music for your successful film project!

Vienna | Budapest | Los Angeles

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