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LINA BREINING:
Composer for film and media

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 "Apart from your amazing creativity, I'm personally really impressed by your organization and professionalism. We couldn't be happier working with you!”

-Carylanna Taylor

AFI Producing Alum ’22

“I cannot thank you enough for the incredible music you created for our film. Every time I listen, I am filled with joy and gratitude that we were able to collaborate together.”

-Premstar Santana

AFI Directing Alum ’22

“You were so kind and open to my feedback that I simply couldn’t have asked for a better composer to work with. Your contributions truly makes this film special!”

-Steven Wang

NYU Tisch Filmmaker ‘27

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About Me:

Lina Breining is a composer and pianist from Austin, TX.​ Most recently, she worked as an orchestra production assistant on  the 76th & 77th Annual Tony Awards. With a background in classical piano, strings and percussion, Lina’s musical style seeks to blend the traditional lush Hollywood orchestral style with her own musical voice featuring lyrical melodies and always with a strong focus on conveying story. In addition to composing, Lina is also a highly skilled orchestrator & arranger, transcriber, mixer, sound designer, and video editor. Lina is a proud recent graduate of New York University's Screen Scoring Masters program.

 

Lina has collaborated with filmmakers from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, the School of Visual Arts, and the University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, Lina's music has been heard internationally and at various film festivals including the Oscar qualifying AFI Fest and The Rhode Island International Film Festival. Her works have been performed by the NYU Orchestra and the Budapest Scoring Orchestra. Lina's works have been praised and critiqued by notable film composers including: Blake Neely (You Netflix Series), Jeff Beal (House of Cards), Marcelo Zarvos (Wonder), Pete Nashel (I, Tonya),  Carlos Rafael Rivera (the Queen’s Gambit)  and Homay Schmitz (in-house composer for Spitfire Audio).

 

Lina has studied under numerous concert & screen composers including award winning composers Mark Suozzo, Alba Torremocha, and 5 time Emmy Award winning composer, Jamie Lawrence. Lina holds a Master of Music in Music Theory and Composition: Screen Scoring from New York University. Additionally, she holds two bachelor degrees (Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts in Arts and Entertainment Technologies and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition) from the University of Texas at Austin.  Lina's professional affiliations include: the Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL), The Alliance of Women Film Composers (AWFC), The American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC), MAESTRA, MUSE, and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).  

Lina is based in New York City.

CREDITS
Film & TV:

76th & 77th Annual Tony Awards (2023, 2024)

Awards Show

Orchestra PA

Cuisine Dream (2024) 

Short Animation

Composer

The Star-Catcher (2023) 

Short Animation

Composer

 

Doomers (2023) 

Short Drama

Composer

 

Flying in the Dark Trailer (2022) 

Short Documentary

Composer

 

What Remains (2021) 

Short Horror

Composer

 

Walking Circles (2019) 

Short Drama

Composer

 

The Music Box (2016)

Short Drama

Director, Writer, Editor, Composer

Let's Kiss, the Three of Us (2024) 

Short Drama

Composer

Protecting the Greed (2023) 

Short Documentary

Composer

 

Moving Forward (2023) 

Short Drama

Composer

 

Playground (2023) 

Short Drama

Composer

 

I Thought the Earth Remembered Me (2022) 

Short Drama

Composer

 

Rasputin (2019) 

Short Dark Comedy

Composer

 

The Garden (2017) 

Short Animation

Composer

 

Puzzled (2015)

Short Animation

Director, Writer, Animator, Editor, Composer

Theatre & Dance:

The Winship Neighborhood Concert (2022) 

UT Austin Theatre & Dance

Accompanist

 

Sad Women Being Sad (2021) 

UT Austin Theatre & Dance

Composer

 

Evolution (2019) 

UT Austin Theatre & Dance

Composer

The Tasters (2021) 

UT Austin Theatre & Dance

Composer

 

They Serve Brisket in Paradise (2020) 

FronteraFest

Sound designer

 

Macbeth (2018) 

Austin Youth Shakespeare

Composer

Other:

UT CLUTCH New Music (2020) 

Concert

Composer

Revival (2020) 

Video Game

Composer

The Power of the Word (2020) 

Podcast

Composer, audio engineer

 

The Creek Monster Habitat (2019) 

Immersive Exhibit

Composer

Film Festivals:

AFI Fest

Newport Beach Film Festival

Rhode Island International Film Festival

SCAD Savannah Film Festival

Reeling Film Festival

Arthouse Film Festival

New Filmmakers Los Angeles

Brooklyn Film Festival

The ASIFA-East Animation Festival

The Film Collective Film Festival

The Mezzanine Film Festival

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