Bijan Olia is a classically trained film composer and orchestrator whose work has been heard at film festivals throughout the United States.
Recent work has included the score for Teamwork Productions’ feature film “Underground" which won numerous awards at both the Boston International Film Festival and the Los Angeles Action on Film Festival. Bijan also wrote the music for filmmaker Ryan Cook’s “The Cure”, which premiered at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.
Bijan’s other credits include composing the music for producer Jumoke Davis’ DC Emmy and Telly Award-winning documentary series “Washington Wizards: The Journey,” a bi-weekly television show that covers the Washington Wizards basketball team on Comcast Maryland Sportsnet. Bijan is also a contributing composer for television and film production music libraries.
In addition to composing for film and television, Bijan’s other recent projects include orchestration and piano performance for Dan Deacon’s upcoming (2012) album “The Dan Deacon Ensemble.”
Originally from Newton, Massachusetts, Bijan is an accomplished pianist, beginning his music studies at the All Newton Music School as a piano student of Kevin McGinty. During high school, Bijan worked as a freelance pianist and percussionist for musical productions in the Boston area. Experimenting with classical composition and computer music led him to the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in Computer Music studying with Geoffrey Wright. Bijan is currently a Graduate Assistant at the Peabody Conservatory pursuing his Master of Music Degree in Computer Music.