Maria Newman, born Los Angeles, CA, 1962
Maria is not only a gifted classical musician and composer, but has contributed her musical talents to film scoring alongside the many male members of her musically acclaimed family. She is the youngest of Alfred Newman
's children and sister to the well-known Thomas and David Newman
. Maria plays violin, viola and piano and was educated at the Eastman School of Music and Yale University, graduating with honors. She has received much acclaim for her work as a composer of concert music.
Alongside her brother Thomas, Maria has worked on several film scores as concert mistress. She played viola for the film Conspiracy Theory (1997). She has been credited for contributing to the scoring of at least three small films including What the Daisy Said, in which she also played piano for this 1999 alternate version of the 1910 silent film.