Lionel Ziblat

Lionel Ziblat

Music Composer

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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March 2017
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About Lionel

Born in Buenos Aires, brought up in Israel and currently residing in The Netherlands where he composes and arranges music for different ensembles, orchestra's and choirs. In recent years Lionel has also been writing and producing music for different films and T.V. productions worldwide, alongside having produced two albums with his band - Modest Midget - where he explored the connection between different musical styels.

His mother was a Classically trained pianist and his father was a member of 'Los Jets', an Argentinean Rock'n'Roll band. He grew up loving both hooks, alongside many other musical genres ranging from Dixieland to modern Fusion, South American, North American, Mediterranean & European folklore. As a result he grew to have an affinity withing different musical contexts.

As a composer he refuses to bow to any one genre or to discriminate between styles, striving for excellence in every project he is involved with. His music challenges the boundaries amongst genres and he is happy to defy music lovers’ taste by bringing intensity and rhythm to a Classically oriented concert or by bringing Opera to a Rock concert. His music can be delicate, rough, complex or straightforward simple.

As an arranger and orchestrator he can smoothly fit into almost any style and answer the needs of the production at hand.

He has composed, arranged and produced music for some of the most exclusive ensembles and orchestra's in the Netherlands (see below) and with top artists, among which Wouter Hamel, Argentinean singers Mavi Díaz & Omar Mollo (two time winner of the Carlos Gardel prize), The Leo Smit Foundation & the Argentinean duo Lerner & Moguilevsky. He orchestrated parts of Poznansky's score for Joseph Cedar’s feature film Footnote (nominated for an Oscar in 2012).

Ziblat has won the 3rd prize in the Ricciotti arrangers' competition and has earned a finalist certificate for his participation in the Oticons Faculty competition. He completed his 2nd phase (MA) study of classical composition with Henk Alkema, and has studied Jazz guitar with Eef Albers as well as orchestral conducting. He followed workshops with a.o. Krzysztof Penderecki, Jurjen Hempel & Hein van de Geyn.


  • Het Meisje en de Poortwachter

    Het Meisje en de Poortwachter (2016)
    Film (Short and Fantasy) Composer Ever since her younger sister died, Florien's mother hasn't been the same. But when Florien discovers a ancient tale about the Gatekeeper - a being to whom Men sung so that he would guide their deceased safely across the abyss - she gets an idea. But will that idea bring everything back like it was before?

  • Survivor Israel

    Survivor Israel (2015)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Add a Plot »

  • The Aviators

    The Aviators (2012 - 2014)
    Television (Documentary) Music department A weekly series hosted and produced by pilots featuring interesting people, the latest aircraft, the coolest technology and the best fly-in destinations. The Aviators is all-things-aviation: For everyone who has ever gazed skywards.

  • Pauw & Witteman

    Pauw & Witteman (2014)
    Television (Talk-Show) Music department Add a Plot »

  • Fuseli

    Fuseli (2014)
    Film (Short, Fantasy, Horror and Mystery) Composer Henry only met Sophia the night before, and already she has asked him to house sit for her while she goes away on a business trip, promising him a nice reward when she returns. Henry's remit is simple, feed Fuseli her cat and sleep there overnight so Fuseli knows he has not been abandoned. But this seemingly simple task turns to fear when his sleep is disturbed by loud incessant night time noises. Henry's fear turns to terror when he gets seized by sleep paralysis, preventing him from moving, just as he feels something unseen climbing over him.

  • Bow Madness

    Bow Madness (2013)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Add a Plot »

  • Larysa Unleashed

    Larysa Unleashed (2013)
    Television (Adventure and Sport) Music department Larysa is a avid animal mass murderer. She hides behind her innocent California blonde beach body,but is a accurate shot. With bow or gun barrel,Larysa lays waste to whatever animal caught in her crosshairs. Watch this young woman try to lend credence to hunting when she sits down to eat what she's killed

  • UFC on Fox

    UFC on Fox (2013)
    Television (Action and Sport) Music department Fighters who've mastered multiple different fighting styles meet together in an octagon to determine who is the ultimate fighter.

  • Adapters

    Adapters (2013)
    Film (Documentary) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Soms

    Soms (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Forrest Griffin: The Ultimate Fighter

    Forrest Griffin: The Ultimate Fighter (2012)
    Film (Documentary) Music department Forrest Griffin rose from obscurity to become one of the most important figures in UFC History. In this hard-hitting documentary, Forrest Griffin gives a first-hand account of his remarkable journey that made him the first Ultimate Fighter. From his early years growing up in Augusta, Georgia, to his improbable rise to become a UFC world champion, this is the true story of a true original.

  • The Food Truck

    The Food Truck (2011)
    Television Music department One chef, one truck and a whole heap of new ideas on how to tackle our addiction to junk food. The Food Truck is open for business.

  • Hearat Shulayim

    Hearat Shulayim (2011)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Music department The story of a great rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has an addictive dependency on the embrace and accolades that the establishment provides, while his father is a stubborn purist with a fear and profound revulsion for what the establishment stands for, yet beneath his contempt lies a desperate thirst for some kind of recognition. The Israel Prize, Israel's most prestigious national award, is the jewel that brings these two to a final, bitter confrontation. Written by Anonymous

  • United by Music: How 40 Musicians Conquered the Hearts of Curacao

    United by Music: How 40 Musicians Conquered the Hearts of Curacao (2009)
    Film (Documentary and Music) Music department 40 young Dutch musicians, together with Curacao jazzsinger Izaline Calister, toured around the island of Curacao giving 17 concerts in 5. This documentary gives an overview of performances in many locations and the chemistry between the Dutch musicians and their Caribbean audience. Music styles include classical, jazz, latin and Curacao evergreens. Written by Anonymous

  • UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2

    UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2 (2009)
    Television (Sport) Music department Add a Plot »

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