VIG ZARTMAN
VIG ZARTMAN
COMPOSER / PRODUCER

Vig Zartman is an award-winning film composer, music producer and songwriter.

Educated at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Vig has composed classical music, almost all genres of popular music and since 2013 has channelled his prowess and talents into film scoring.

Vig’s signature style is very much a fusion of his vast musical experiences in all disciplines across all genres and brings a fresh and very welcome approach to contemporary feature film music.

A stand-out feature of Vig’s signature style is the deep soulful melodies and original pulsating structure which lends itself perfectly to contemporary features and film noir. Moreover, he is extraordinary specialized in music from the Middle East.

In 2007 Vig composed the music for ORFI (austrian central TV) tv series Rat Mal Ver Zum Essen Kommt which led to 3 albums in the ORF Music library and placements in feature films including Die Lust der Manner (Dir. Gabriele Schweiger) in 2012 and other documentaries for Kabel Suisa (Swiss) and 3Sat TV (Germany). In 2015 he scores future length documentary Map Of Salvation.

Vig has also composed and produced successfully for international commercials, in Austria and also for international campaigns.

As a producer and songwriter Vig has worked with some of the best, including Hubert Tubbs – a regular performer with Santana and The Rolling Stones, Jade Davies with UNIQUE II achieving global recognition making gold and double platinum sales and Eddie Cole, who has famously worked with Diana Ross, Tom Jones and Aretha Franklin to name but a few.

A monumental work „God Bless Armenia“ big orchestral & chorus music by Vig Zartman performed by 1144 musicians on one stage during celebration of 25th anniversary of independence of the Republic of Armenia in the Karen Demirchyan Complex. 

Vig’s music has been played in many famous concert halls like Musikverein Vienna, Brucknerhaus Linz, Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg, Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall (Yerevan State Opera House). 

In 2016 Vig was honored by the Ministry of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia with the KOMITAS Medal. The Ministry’s “Komitas” Medal is granted for disseminating Armenian arts with high-level creativity and performance in the Diaspora.

Since winning the Young Talented Composer award in 1994, Vig has gone on to win awards on an almost yearly basis, most recently achieving 3rd place in the Austrian Film Composer of the Year award in 2016.


AWARDS

2016, 3rd place in the Austrian Film Composer of the Year award.
2014, 2nd place in the Austrian Film Composer of the Year award.
2013, Finalist of Transantlantyk Film Music Competition, Poznan, Poland.
2008, Finalist of "Song of the Year", UK.
2007, Winner of ORF Intern-Competition as producer for Austrian Central TV.
2005, Projekt Pop Winner (Best Austrian Songwriter of the Year), Austria.
2004, Semifinalist of the ISC (International Songwriting Competition), USA.
1998, Finalist at the Amadeus Competition in Armenia.
1996, "Thuck Mits" composition award winner, Armenia.
1994, Winner of "Young Talented Composer" award in Yerevan, Armenia.


Here are few feedbacks from well known composers

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"The writing and production is indeed quite good. Again, really good job in producing these tracks.  Best of luck!"

Yoav Goren (Composer)
Immediate Music

“After Earth”, “Oblivion”, “Iron Man 3”, “Cloud Atlas”, “Argo”, “The Hobbit”, “The Dark Knight Rises”, “Amazing Spider Man”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 2”,

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"Good work for "Pigeon Impossible, Congratulations!"

Marco Beltrami (Composer)

Two Academy Award nominations. World War Z, Max Payne, Scream, 3:10 to Yuma.

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"Hi Vig, Some lovely music on the site. good work!"

Jeff Rona (Composer)

He has scored dozens of other films and television projects with directors such as Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Wong Kar-wai, Barry Levinson, Robert Altman, Steven Soderbergh, Mark Pellington, Stephen Hopkins, Jonathan Demme, Frank Darabont and many others. His projects have received awards including Oscar, Peabody & Emmy awards.

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"Congratulations, a very successful work. good production!"

Your stuff sounds well-thought out and well-produced - you are clearly a rising talent. Best of luck with it!
 
Michael A. Levine (Composer)

Co-operation with directors: George Lucas, Jerry Bruckheimer, James Brooks, Ron Howard.
He has been awarded eight ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards.
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"Your music is very well written and programmed. Nice job.
Best of luck with your work."

Michael Price (Composer)

Michael Price is one of the UK’’s most sought after composers. He has recently won a Royal Television Society Award plus BAFTA and 2 EMMY nominations for the critically acclaimed BBC series Sherlock, which he scores with David Arnold.

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"I enjoyed your film and your score. It's obvious you're very proficient.
The music all is well-produced and moves well.
Thank you for sending this to me.  Good luck on your upcoming projects."
 
Bruce Broughton (Composer)

With over 20 Emmy nominations, Broughton is a board member of ASCAP, a governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a former governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and past president of The Society of Composers and Lyricists. He has taught film composition in the Advanced Film Music Studies program at USC and is a frequent lecturer at UCLA

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TV & RADIO-PLAYS "Rubicon" Armenian Music TV, "ORF", Austrian TV, Kabel Suisa (Swiss), GO TV, Austria, 3Sat TV, Germany, Radio Osttirol", Radio 7, Austria, "Radio FM", Germany, "Street Team Recording" USA, Radio "Phoenix" Germany, Radio "Superfly" Austria, Radio "88,6", Austria, Radio "Yerevan Nights", USA. Vig’s music was released on following Labels: Edel Music (Germany), Pate Records (Austria), Soundial (Canada), Mediadrive (Russia), Crossworld Academy (UK),  03 Records (Belgium), Jambalay Records (Italy), Ypslon Records (Portugal), Laka-Tosh (Germany).  

TV & RADIO-PLAYS
"Rubicon" Armenian Music TV, "ORF", Austrian TV, Kabel Suisa (Swiss), GO TV, Austria, 3Sat TV, Germany, Radio Osttirol", Radio 7, Austria, "Radio FM", Germany, "Street Team Recording" USA, Radio "Phoenix" Germany, Radio "Superfly" Austria, Radio "88,6", Austria, Radio "Yerevan Nights", USA.

Vig’s music was released on following Labels: Edel Music (Germany), Pate Records (Austria), Soundial (Canada), Mediadrive (Russia),
Crossworld Academy (UK),  03 Records (Belgium), Jambalay Records (Italy), Ypslon Records (Portugal), Laka-Tosh (Germany).