Born in Budapest, Hungary, Miklos has inherited the rich musical lineage of his parents. He studied classical piano and composition and received his master’s degree from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. Although he studied music during the day, at night he was in the studio working on pop records. After a string of Hungarian hits, he decided to continue his career in the USA.
Miklos attended Berklee College of Music in Boston as a Contemporary Writing and Production major. After only two semesters, he accepted a publishing deal at hitmaker Ric Wake’s publishing company in NYC. This amazing introduction to the New York musical landscape led to his breakthrough in the USA first as a songwriter (Anastacia, Jessica Andrews) and then as an arranger / programmer (Jennifer Lopez, Anastacia, Dream, M2M).
After 6 years in NY, he relocated to Los Angeles and began focusing on mixing (Kristin Chenoweth, Ariana Grande, Alyx Ander, Matoma, Armin Van Buuren) and stem mastering (Aloe Blacc, Shane 54, Famba, Kerli). In 2010, he was invited to be a judge on X-Faktor, the Hungarian version of the UK TV show. Auditioning thousands of people and helping his contestants win the show gave him a new perspective on what today’s artists need to be successful. Miklos stayed in the limelight for 3 wildly successful seasons then returned to the studio where he feels at home the most, aside from the volleyball courts on the beach.
“Miklos and I have worked together for many years. He co-produced and mixed a number of my film scores that went on winning awards at festivals. A great and professionally reliable person to work with, I wholeheartedly recommend his services.”
– Adam Balazs (Film Composer of Oscar and Golden Bear winning movies)
“Miklos is a very gifted composer”
– Yanni (Grammy nominated Composer-Pianist)
“I’ve worked with Miklos Malek now on three films. He was the mixer and a musician on my short film Shock Act, and then played a beautiful solo classical guitar on my feature film The Elephant King. On my most recent film, Butterfly Effect 3, Miklos produced several of the movie’s songs. On all of these projects, he’s been a pleasure to work with. He’s fast, smart, and consistently exceeds my expectations with his talent and creativity.”
– Seth Grossman (Award-winning Director and Producer)