Mia Brine is an award-winning pianist, vocalist, composer, clarinet/saxophonist and educator. She graduated from WAAPA with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in classical clarinet and piano. As a musician, she works primarily in the areas of musical theatre, classical, and jazz. A dynamic and inventive performer, Mia has performed as Keyboard I/Assistant Musical Director – “Ghost” (Crown Theatre), “Novecento” with the West Australian Ballet Company and “The Nutcracker” with the West Australian Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2011 she performed “Downstairs at the Maj” in “Women of Rock”, and 2012 as the musical director for “2 Weeks in Paris” and “Kitchmas”. In 2013 she played Keyboard II in the Perth season of “Jersey Boys” and was MD for “Diamonds: Marilyn Monroe Lives Inside Me”.
Mia has performed in over twenty professional musicals on saxophone, clarinet and flute and been musical director for seven shows in New York. Mia performs in select choirs around Perth that have included Summa Musica, Arcadian Voices, Eneksis and with various members of the W.A Opera Company. In 2006 Mia worked with the New College Choir in Oxford, UK which inspired her love for writing choral music. She had her choral composition ‘Silent Weeping’ recorded by renowned jazz composer Ed Partyka and the Sunday Night Orchestra on his album ‘overcast’ and wrote/performed the score for the sell-out show “The Good Thief at the Blue Room Theatre and also the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Mia has been described by Australian Stage Online as “a diminutive gem with a blues voice to equal the late, much-lamented Amy Winehouse and a piano/vocalist routine that makes Billy Joel look weak” and was awarded a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in jazz vocals and composition which she has deferred. Some of Mia’s recent credits include GFO’s production of “Grease” – Crown Theatre, Keyboard III – “Wicked” – Crown Theatre, “Georgy Girl” – Crown Theatre and “You’ve Got That Thing” at the Melbourne Fringe Festival.