Pinar Toprak

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Pinar Toprak
BornIstanbul, Turkey
GenresFilm score
Occupation(s)Composer
Instruments
Websitepinartoprak.com

Pinar Toprak is a Turkish-American composer for film, television and video games. She has won two International Film Music Critics Association Awards for The Lightkeepers (2009) and The Wind Gods (2013).

Toprak was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, where she began her classical musical education at the age of five. After studying composition and multiple instruments at the conservatory, she moved to Chicago to study jazz, then Boston. She joined the music production company Media Ventures International (now known as Remote Control), home of the legendary film composer Hans Zimmer.

Toprak most recently scored the Superman prequel series Krypton and the Netflix original film The Angel. In June 2018, she was announced as the composer for Captain Marvel (2019), the first female composer of a high-profile superhero film.[1]

Discography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

Film[edit]

Year Title Director Notes
2004 Hold The Rice Alfonso Pineda Ulloa Short film
Headbreaker
2005 When All Else Fails David Ellison
2006 Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil James Dodson
2007 Daydreamer Brahman Turner
Sinner Marc Benardout
Fall Down Dead Jon Keeyes
In the Name of the Son Harun Mehmedinović Short film
Say It in Russian Jeff Celentano
2008 Ocean of Pearls Sarab Singh Neelam with Karsh Kale & Snatam Kaur
2009 The Crimson Mask Elias Plagianos
Breaking Point Jeff Celentano
The Lightkeepers Daniel Adams
2011 Last Will Brent Huff
The River Murders Rich Cowan
Girls! Girls! Girls! Shana Betz
Beth Grant
Tracie Laymon
Jennifer Lynch
Barbara Stepansky
America Young
with Heather Schmidt
2012 Vamperifica Bruce Ornstein
How to Have a Happy Marriage Jennifer Lynch
Restos Alfonso Pineda Ulloa Short film
2013 The Wind Gods Fritz Mitchell Documentary film
2015 The Challenger Kent Moran
The Curse of Downers Grove Derick Martini
In Utero Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal Documentary film
2017 The Monster Project Victor Mathieu with Emir Işılay
Justice League[2] Zack Snyder Additional music
Main score by Danny Elfman
2018 The Angel Ariel Vromen
2019 Captain Marvel[3] Anna Boden
Ryan Fleck
Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Notes
2008 Beyond Loch Ness Television film
Ogre
Ba'al
2009 Wyvern
2010 Mongolian Death Worm
Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf
2016 Falling Water 4 episodes
2018-present Krypton 10 episodes

Video games[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yang, Rachel; Yang, Rachel (2018-11-01). "'Captain Marvel' Composer on Being the First Woman to Score Major Marvel Movie". Variety. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  2. ^ "Pinar Toprak". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  3. ^ "'Captain Marvel' Enlists Pinar Toprak as Composer". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-06-14.