Composer, For Film and Concert
Qingnan Ma (b.1990) is a film composer from Beijing and based in Los Angeles. He has been playing piano since age 5. He comes from a family who cares for music deeply, which fostered his interest and talent. His grandfather was once the director and conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Changchun Motion Picture Studio and his grandma was a film music editor. When he graduated from high school at age 18, he followed his inner voice and become a composer.
Qingnan has a wide range of composition genres, from commercial music to contemporary solo, chamber and orchestral works. He had scored three feature films in China and finished 20+ short films in Los Angeles so far. Many of them had been awarded and selected in film festival, include DGA, LA Shorts International Film festival, Austin Film Festival, Encounter Film Festival and so on.
Qingnan now graduated with his second master degree in Screen Scoring at University of Southern California. He holds BA degree from Communication University of China, with a major in Commercial Music Composition and also MM degree in Composition from University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. His teachers include Bruce Broughton and Christopher Young (Film Scoring), Dr. Chen Yi, Dr. Zhou Long and Dr. Paul Rudy (Composition),
Besides composing, he is a big fan of film, and fond of photography and video editing in his spare time.