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Born in Los Angeles, California, USA

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Recognized and Commended by the United States Congress, Maria Newman is an award-winning composer, violinist, violist and pianist. As an Annenberg Foundation Composition Fellow, a long-standing multiple Mary Pickford Foundation Composition Fellow, and violin soloist/featured composer in such diverse venues as the United States Capitol Building in Washington D.C., Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia's Academy of Music, Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall, and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Newman has become a visible symbol in modern classical music and makes her living from commissions and performance. Newman's scintillating and highly discussed works represent a range of genres, from large-scale orchestral works, works for ballet, chamber works, choral and vocal works, to new scores for restored classic silent film.

Maria Newman has been honored with numerous musical commendations and recognitions from the United States Congress, the Annenberg Foundation, the Mary Pickford Foundation, the California State Senate, the California State Assembly, the County of Los Angeles, the City of Malibu, and the Malibu Times periodical, and has appeared in subject spotlight articles by many of this nation's most noted and esteemed newspapers and magazines. She has received two Malibu Music Awards as "Classical Artist of the Year", the "Variety Composer Legend" Award, the coveted "Debut Award" from the Los Angeles "Young Musicians' Foundation," the California Arts Commission, the Utah Performing Arts Tour, and has been honored by ASCAP and many other organizations. Newman's works are featured regularly on public radio and television, as well as on Turner Broadcasting.

Newman was born into one of the most famous and influential musical families in Hollywood. She is the youngest daughter of nine-time Academy Award-winning film composer, Alfred Newman (1900-1970), who was the celebrated conductor of the original Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Maria Newman was educated at Yale University, where she graduated with an MM as a George Wellington Miles Fellow. While at Yale her studies in composition were with Martin Bresnick, and in violin with Syoko Aki. Newman received her BM Magna cum Laude from the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music. Newman is a member of the American Academic Honor Society, Pi Kappa Lambda. She has collaborated in concert as soloist with actor Pierce Brosnan, and has had the great honor of performing as soloist at the United States Capitol Building Complex on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., headlining a Special Event representing the Victim's Rights Bill.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Malibu Friends of Music

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Scott Hosfeld (? - ?)

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Sister of composers Thomas Newman & David Newman
Daughter of composer Alfred Newman
Niece of composers Lionel Newman & Emil Newman.
Newman was the critically acclaimed viola soloist for the Grammy Award-winning album, Symphonic Hollywood, in a performance of Miklos Rozsa's Viola Concerto with the Nuremberg Symphony.
As Composer-in-Residence at the Montgomery Arts House for Music and Architecture (MAHMA), a modern craftsman venue in Malibu, California, designed by Eric Lloyd Wright of the Frank Lloyd Wright family of architects, Newman participates in forty-plus concerts annually in this venue alone, collaborating with many of the world's most celebrated musicians, architects and speakers.
Holds the Louis and Annette Kaufman Composition Chair, as well as the position of the Joachim Chassman Violin Fellow at the Montgomery Arts House for Music and Architecture (MAHMA) and the Malibu Friends of Music in Malibu, California. MAHMA serves as the venue for the highly commended Malibu Friends of Music, a not-for-profit arts organization.
Cousin of composer Randy Newman.
Sister of Tim Newman.

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