Yuri Worontshak


As a screen composer Yuri has worked on many feature films and on hundreds of television programmes.

His music composition screen credits include:

Feature Film: Love the Beast (Eric Bana), Take Away (Rose Byrne), You and Your Stupid Mate (Nathan Philips), The Mao Game (Kirsty Alley and Piper Laurie), Little Oberon (Sigrid Thornton) and Halifax f.p.(Essie Davis).

Documentary: The Art of Australia, Making Australia Great & The Agony Series (Adam Zwar).

Animation: Dogstar Series and Movie, Lil’ Larrikins, Animalia and Wakkaville.

Television: Utopia, Mad as Hell, Newstopia and Your Generation (Shaun Micallef), Big Girls Blouse (Kath and Kim), the AFI Awards (Hugh Jackman), Agony Uncles and Aunts, Sit Down Shut Up, Hamish and Andy, Letters and Numbers, Big Bite (Chris Lillie), Fast Forward (Magda Szubanski), Full Frontal and Comedy Company amongst others.

As a score supervisor and music producer Yuri has worked on many international movies and events including:  It Runs in the Family (Michael and Kirk Douglas), Empire Falls (Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Newman), Shiner (Michael Caine), the Sydney Olympics Opening Ceremony and the Sydney Para-Olympics Closing Ceremony, Neighbours, One Night the Moon (Paul Kelly), Human Touch (Katie Noonan), Nijinski (Derek Jacobi, Paul Cox), The Fine Art of Love (Jaqueline Bisset) and Unfolding Florence (Gillian Armstrong).

As record producer Yuri worked on Anthony Warlow’s first two breakout orchestral albums “Centre Stage” and “On the Boards”. He has produced music for Peter Andre (“Give a Little Sign”), Peter Cousens (“Love Changes Everything”), and Diana Krall .

As a musician Yuri was a member of the Christie Allen Band, one half of rap group Special K and Main Man Yuri and founding member of super group Way Back Five, which featured Michael Hutchence, Kate Ceberano and James Reyne.

In the world of Musical Theatre Yuri has three musicals in various stages of production: Margaret Fulton (with Doug McLeod), Bondi High and Illuminati Lizards from Outer Space.

 Yuri was musical director for: the Centenary of Federation Concert (Deborah Byrne, Deborah Cheetham and Todd McKenny), Circus Oz, Outer Sink (Nigel Triffit and Lost Trios Ringbarkus), Tiny Tim’s Australian tour and of every televised Comedy Gala 1991-2015 (Bea Arthur, Terry Jones, Jason Byrne and Tina Arena etc.)