Eric V. Hachikian is an Armenian-American composer, whose music has been hailed by the New York Times as “lovely and original.” His compositions and orchestrations can be heard in a variety of major motion pictures (The Place Beyond The Pines; The Wrestler; Project X; 50/50) and network television shows (ABC’s Revenge; HBO’s Entourage and How To Make It In America; Showtime’s The Big C; AMC’s Rubicon; The Discovery Channel’s LIFE: The Series). As Creative Director and Partner of soundcat productions, a music house based in New York and Los Angeles, Eric has written and produced music for national and international ad campaigns; some highlights include Schick Razors, Oreo Cookies, Charles Schwab, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Diane von Furstenberg, Macy’s, BMW, Maxwell House, Mountain Dew, Wendy’s, and Ford. Eric has also written for Off-Broadway productions, and his compositions have been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Pops Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Boston Pops Orchestra, and in such venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, in Boston’s Symphony Hall, and The Getty in Los Angeles. A classically trained composer, as well as a self-taught DJ and perpetual student of world music, Eric’s musical instincts have no boundaries, and his multi-genre interests result in a unique and personal sound.
Eric studied Nadia Boulanger’s methods in Paris, France, and has also studied composition and audio engineering at the Aspen and Tanglewood Music Festivals. He received his Bachelor of Music with highest honors from the University of Michigan, and his Master of Arts from New York University. Also a performer, Eric plays the piano and tuba, is a classically trained vocalist, and an accomplished conductor.