Ramin Djawadi

Composer
Class of 
1998
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Ramin Djawadi

Emmy Award winner, six-time Emmy nominee, and two-time Grammy nominee Ramin Djawadi B.M. '98 is an acclaimed film and television composer best known for scoring Game of Thrones, Westworld, Iron ManPacific RimTom Clancy’s Jack RyanA Wrinkle in Time, and other titles. 

Djawadi’s "Game of Thrones Main Title Theme" has become just as iconic and essential to the show as the Iron Throne itself. Season six boasted one of his most popular compositions, “Light of the Seven,” which has surpassed 65 million Spotify streams. Djawadi’s compositions typically average over 2.5 million plays monthly on Spotify. His Game of Thrones albums alone have been streamed more than 415 million times.

Djawadi transported the music from Game of Thrones into sold-out arenas around the world with the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, produced with HBO and Live Nation. The New York Times called it “a symphonic spectacular that aims to recreate the visceral kicks and swollen emotion of this HBO fantasy epic.” 

He collaborated with Hans Zimmer on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and scored Blade: Trinity in 2014, teaming up with legendary Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA. He worked alongside Paul Westerberg of The Replacements on the music for Open Seasonand tapped the talents of Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello for key cues in Iron Man and Pacific Rim.

His recent projects include the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, season two of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, season two of Westworld, and Gears of War 5. The final season of Game of Thrones premieres on HBO on Sunday, April 14, 2019.