Justin Hurwitz

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About Justin Hurwitz

Hailing from a creative family, composer Justin Hurwitz learned to play the piano at age 6 and began composing music when he was only 10. ∙ Hurwitz and filmmaker Damien Chazelle were roommates at Harvard University, where they performed in a pop band called Chester French and collaborated on their first film. ∙ Hurwitz has scored all of Damien Chazelle’s films: Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, Whiplash, La La Land, and First Man. ∙ In addition to his composition work, Hurwitz has written episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, The League, and The Simpsons. ∙ He won two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for his work on La La Land. ∙ Hurwitz learned to play the theremin while working on First Man, and his performance of the instrument is heard in the final score.

Los Angeles, CA, United States
January 22, 1985

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