Bryan Barcinas is a Hollywood-based composer and orchestrator for film, television, and media. Inspired by movies like E.T and Gladiator as a young child, he began his musical journey at the age of 7, when he taught himself guitar, and in his later years, piano and violin. With a strong aptitude for storytelling, Bryan has since scored award-winning films and animations that have premiered in the Bucheon International Film Festival(2016) and Sundance (2017) and other festivals all over the world, garnering over a million views on Youtube and Vimeo.
In 2017, he was named one of the Top 10 Finalists out of 1,000+ entries for the Hans Zimmer Genius competition, receiving accolades from Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, and Tina Guo for his arrangement of the Genius theme for string orchestra and piano. He has also received recognition for his collaboration with Stanford Professor John Edmark and San Francisco’s Pier 9 3D Sculptures work, Blooms II (2017).
Living in Los Angeles, Bryan has studied under his mentors conductor Elizabeth Sellers and orchestrators Neal Desby (Guardians of the Galaxy), Benoit Grey (Assassin’s Creed:Brotherhood), and most recently, Norman Ludwin (Zootopia and Jurassic World). He has also briefly assisted composer Jay Vincent for the Cartoon Network animated show, Ninjago (2014).
He earned his B.M in Media Composition from Cal State University Northridge, where he was the recipient of the 2016 Igor Paltsev Scholarship, awarded for showing great promise as a composer. In 2017, he earned a coveted spot in the Society of Composers and Lyricists’ Mentor Program and was paired up with the film scoring industry’s leading professionals.
Dedicated and focused, Bryan continues to be voraciously passionate towards working with directors, game developers, and other creative people alike and continually strives to better his craft as a storyteller.