Roy Zu-Arets is an American-Israeli composer, pianist, music producer, and arranger.
Roy Zu-Arets grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel.
He was classically trained from the age of 3, and between the ages 5 and 18 he studied at the Israeli Music Conservatory in Tel Aviv. In the late 1990s Zu-Arets moved to New York and studied music composition and theory at Juilliard School and later at Mannes College.
Zu-Arets developed an interest in contemporary classical music, popular, and rock in his teens and released his first album at 12 years old. During the early 1990s, Zu-Arets scored music for various Israeli television series, theater productions and movies. He also played with and produced music for many Israeli musicians including Rita, Danny Sanderson, Uzi Hitman, Meir Banai and HaYehudim.
In addition to his academic studies, Zu-Arets wrote music for theater and recorded with various artists including Taking Back Sunday and Omar Hakim.
In 2007 Zu-Arets played as a keyboardist in Kaveret United States. tour. In 2009 Zu-Arets scored the music for the movie MacHEADS, released three albums, and started documenting his composition process and publish it to his YouTube channel.
He now lives in Los Angeles and continues to work extensively. Premiered at The 12th Jerusalem International Festival in September 2009 and performed by Asaf Roth, Frans Helmerson, Nicolas Altstaedt, Kyril Zlotnikov and Zvi Plesser.
Where You Want To Be by Taking Back Sunday (2004) - piano, keyboard, string arrangement, conducting The Wandering Tune by Meir Banai (1996) - piano, keyboard Metziut Nifredet by HaYehudim (1995) - music production, piano Mithch Tochi by Uzi Hitman (1993) - piano, arrangement.