Chris Hajian Chris Hajian Chris Hajian


Born and raised in Queens, New York, Chris Hajian began his musical education at the age of five, studying trumpet under his father, Edward, a professional musician in New York City. Chris' formal training started at New York's "Famed" High School of the Performing Arts, and continued at the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied classical composition. Chris's composition roots began in the indie film movement of the 90's. Most notably, he composed the score to Ten Benny, starring Adrian Brody, that was selected for the 1996 Sundance Film Festi-val. He then composed the provocative score for Mr. Vincent that premiered at Sundance the following year. Chris' career started to blossom as he worked steadily composing for film, televi-sion, and documentaries. He composed music for HBO's Naked States and sequel Naked World, about the work of photographer Spencer Tunick.

Chris' television credits include a season of The Knights of Prosperity (ABC), as well as the theme song for Bravo's Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. Television films include scores to My Date With the President's Daughter. Chris composed a period orchestral score for Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (Revolution Studios - Exec. Producer Julia Roberts), Felicity: An American Girl Adventure, and Molly: An American Girl on the Home-front.

Most Notable Credits

Original Music Composer
First Position 2011
The Take 2008
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 2007

Feature films include Inspector Gadget 2 (Disney) which Chris recorded in Australia with an 80 piece orchestra in 2003. Next came cinema vérité drama The Take (theatrical release 2008) star-ring - John Leguizamo and Rosie Perez, directed by Brad Furman (2007 Toronto Film Festival). Also in 2008, Chris scored Yonkers Joe (Tribeca Film Festival 2008) This film stars Chazz Pal-menteri and Christine Lahti. In 2009, Nursery University, a documentary feature which chronicles the stories of various New York City parents on their quests to get their children into nursery school, had its television debut on the Showtime network. Also in 2009, Chris scored dark comedy feature Ex-Terminators, starring Heather Graham and Jennifer Coolidge. It premiered at the South-by-Southwest Film Festival. Next up, Chris took on the dogs in Disney's Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. 2011 saw the release of The Greatest Movie Ever Made, an edgy, comedic indie produced by David Letterman for his production company Worldwide Pants.

Chris composed the score for an intriguing documentary titled Unraveled, which chronicles the life of the corrupt lawyer Marc Dreier, who pleaded guilty on May 11, 2009 to charges in the United states district Court for the Southern District of NY, including conspiracy to commit secu-rity fraud and wire fraud in a scheme to sell $700 million in fictitious notes. Unraveled was accepted in to the 2009 LA Film Festival and had it's broadcast premiere on the Showtime network. 2010 saw the release of the feature Documentary First Position directed by Bess Kargman. In 2012, Chris scored Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald, narrated by Liev Scrieber. Chris' most recent documentary score is Men of the Cloth, premiering at the Montclair Film Festival in 2014. In the summer of 2013, Chris scored Universal Pictures' The Little Rascals Save the Day. In February of 2014 Chris wrote the score for Beethoven's Treasure Tail, also for Uni-versal. Both scores feature the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra and were recorded in Brati-slava and New York City. Most recently, Chris finished the score for Jingle All the Way: 2. He is currently working on A Royal Christmas for the Hallmark Channel (starring Jane Seymour and Lacey Chabert).

Filmography List

2015 The Infiltrator (Film)Original Music Composer
2015 Laddie (Documentary)Original Music Composer
2014 The Smut Locker (Short)Original Music Composer
2014 Jingle All the Way 2 (Video)Original Music Composer
2014 A Royal Christmas (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2014 Beethoven's Treasure Tail (Video)Original Music Composer
2014 The Little Rascals Saves the Day (Video)Original Music Composer
2013 Men of the Cloth (Documentary)Original Music Composer
2013 Nine for IX Shorts (TV Mini-Series Documentary)Original Music Composer
2013 Bilet na VegasOriginal Music Composer
2012 Unburden (Short)Original Music Composer
2012 We Made This MovieOriginal Music Composer
2012 Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwild (Documentary)Original Music Composer
2012 Tooth Fairy 2 (Video)Original Music Composer
2011 First Position (Documentary)Original Music Composer
2011 Unraveled (Documentary)Original Music Composer
2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (Video)Original Music Composer
2009 Welcome to AcademiaOriginal Music Composer
2009 Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (TV Series, 1 Episode)) Original Music Composer
2009 Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts (Video)Original Music Composer
2009 ExTerminatorsOriginal Music Composer
2009 The Law (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2008 Nursery University (Documentary)Original Music Composer
2008 Yonkers Joe (Documentary)Original Music Composer
2007 The TakeOriginal Music Composer
2007 Custody (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2007 The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It (Video)Original Music Composer
2007 The Knights of Prosperity (TV Series)Original Music Composer
2006 An American Girl on the Home Front (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2006 Homie SpumoniOriginal Music Composer
2005 An American Girl Adventure (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2005 My Scene Goes Hollywood: The Movie (Video)Original Music Composer
2005 Visioning Tibet (Documentary)Original Music Composer
2004 An American Girl Holiday (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2003 The Stranger (Short)Original Music Composer
2003 Celebrity Poker Showdown (TV Series)Original Music Composer
2003 Naked World: America Undercover (TV Movie Documentary)Original Music Composer
2003 Inspector Gadget 2 (Video)Original Music Composer
2003 Queens Supreme (TV Series)Original Music Composer
2002 Fast Forward (Short)Original Music Composer
2001 Ladies and the Champ (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2001 On the Team (TV Series)Original Music Composer
2000 Naked States (Documentary)Original Music Composer
2000 The Pooch and the Pauper (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1999-2000 Upright Citizens Brigade (TV Series, 20 Episodes)Original Music Composer
1999 Story of a Bad BoyOriginal Music Composer
1999 Raw NerveOriginal Music Composer
1998 The Call BackOriginal Music Composer
1998 My Date with the President's Daughter (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
1998 Chairman of the BoardOriginal Music Composer
1997 Made MenOriginal Music Composer
1997 Mr. VincentOriginal Music Composer
1995 Other Voices, Other RoomsOriginal Music Composer
1995 Ten BennyOriginal Music Composer

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