Bryan Barcinas is a Los Angeles based composer for film, television, and interactive 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 international film festivals, 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 mentors conductor Elizabeth Sellers, 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 promise as a composer and is an alumnus of the 2017 SCL Mentor Program. Additionally, he studied in Baden, Austria at the 2019 Hollywood Music Workshop with Conrad Pope and Nan Schwartz, where he composed and conducted a piece for 50-piece orchestra at the Synchron Stage in Vienna.
Dedicated to improving his craft as a storyteller, Bryan is voraciously passionate towards working with directors, game developers, and other creative people alike, often encouraging collaboration and feedback in his creative process. He lives in Los Angeles, CA working full-time as a film composer for films, televisions, games, and records.
AWARDS / MENTIONS
Hollywood Music Workshop – Synchron Stage, Vienna, Austria – Class of 2019
Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive Auditor – Warner Bros. Scoring Stage – 2019
INDI.COM top 5 Finalist (out of 1,000 entries) for Hans Zimmer’s National Geographic Genius Contest – 2018
Society of Composers & Lyricists Fall Intern – 2017
CSUN’s Igor Paltsev Scholarship for Promising Music Composers – 2016