Eran Egozy

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Eran Egozy
Occupation(s)Co-founder / chief technical officer / VP of engineering, Harmonix

Eran Egozy is an Israeli chief technical officer and VP of engineering of Harmonix Music Systems, a company he founded with Alex Rigopulos in 1995. He also works as professor of the practice at MIT.


Egozy is a native of Israel. He moved to Lexington, Massachusetts, at the age of 12. When he was 15, his parents bought him an Apple II computer, which he programmed to play Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.[1] He earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 1995, where he worked with renowned electronic music composer Tod Machover at the MIT Media Laboratory.[2] During his stay at MIT, he met then future co-founder of Harmonix, Alex Rigopulos, at the MIT Media Lab.[3]



Immediately after graduating, he co-founded Cambridge, Massachusetts, based Harmonix Music Systems with fellow MIT alumnus Alex Rigopulos. Harmonix is an interactive computer music company specializing in the development of real-time music generating computer programs for the entertainment industry. Currently, Egozy is the chief technical officer at Harmonix.[3] Egozy and Rigopulos were listed in Time magazine's 2008 list of the 100 most influential people for their work on Rock Band.[4]


Egozy studied clarinet at the New England Conservatory of Music. He has performed with symphonies in the greater Boston area, including the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, the MIT Symphony Orchestra, MIT's Chamber Music Society, MIT's Gamelan Galak Tika, and the Newton Symphony Orchestra. While at MIT, he performed several solo recitals. He also performed the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto with the MIT Symphony. Egozy has played with the MIT Chamber Music Society for seven years, and was a founding member of the now-defunct Aurelius Ensemble. He is also credited as a long-time participant in the Apple Hill Chamber Music festival.[5] Egozy is clarinetist for the critically acclaimed Radius Ensemble, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[6]

Games credited[edit]

Game Year Publisher
Rock Band 2 2008 MTV Games
Rock Band 2007 MTV Networks
Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s 2007 Activision Publishing, Inc.
Phase 2007 MTV Networks
CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution Country 2006 Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
Guitar Hero II 2006 Activision Publishing, Inc.
Guitar Hero 2005 RedOctane, Inc.
Karaoke Revolution Party 2005 Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
EyeToy: AntiGrav 2004 SCEA
Karaoke Revolution Volume 2 2004 Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
Karaoke Revolution Volume 3 2004 Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
Amplitude 2003 Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.
Karaoke Revolution 2003 Konami of America, Inc.
Frequency 2001 SCEA


  1. ^ Hoagland, Kate (July 30, 2015). "What Makes Rock Band Rock?" (MP3). Slice of MIT. MIT Alumni Association. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  2. ^ Aurelius Trio: Eran Egozy Archived June 30, 2012, at
  3. ^ a b "Harmonix: A Guitar Hero in Every House". Newsweek. December 12, 2007.
  4. ^ Van Zandt, Steven (May 1, 2008). "Alex Rigopulos & Eran Egozy". Time 100. Time. Archived from the original on May 2, 2008. Retrieved May 14, 2008.
  5. ^ Aurelius Trio: Eran Egozy Archived June 30, 2012, at
  6. ^ James Batchelor (July 4, 2017). "Sony's David Perry departs for Instagram influencer marketing firm". Retrieved February 17, 2021.

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