Marcelo Uchoa Zarvos (born October 1969 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian pianist and composer of Greek descent. He began in classical music in his teens and studied at the Berklee College of Music. He is more known for jazz and had success with the album Dualism accompanied by saxophonist Peter Epstein. He has done several film scores including Kissing Jessica Stein, The Door in the Floor, Sin Nombre, and Boynton Beach Club. Most recently, he is composing the score for The Choice starring Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer, and American Ultra starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart.
His music has been recorded a number of times by the string quartet ETHEL. On February 14, 2010, he became father of a son, Julian Francis Zarvos, whose mother is actress Janel Moloney. He composed the score for the 2007 film The Air I Breathe, starring Kevin Bacon, Julie Delpy, Brendan Fraser, Andy Garcia, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Emile Hirsch, and Forest Whitaker. In 2011 he composed the score for Beastly which stars Vanessa Hudgens and The Beaver starring Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster. He also composed the score for the 2012 film Won't Back Down which stars Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Holly Hunter. And composed in 2012 the score for The Words which stars Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, and Dennis Quaid.