Mikolai Stroinski was born in Kenya, raised in Poland, and lives and writes music in Los Angeles. Magna cum laude graduate of Karol Szymanowski Music Academy and summa cum laude graduate of Berklee College of Music (Outstanding Achievement in Film Scoring), he has scored and composed music for TV programs on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, SPIKE TV, Discovery Channel, History Channel, HBO, and SCI-FI Channel. His work is broadcast worldwide.
Among recent projects is the HBO production “Bez Tajemnic” (“In Treatment”), a series directed by Agnieszka Holland (director of “The Killing” and “House of Cards”). Mikolai has also scored the series “Paradoks” and “Zbrodnia,” both produced by Opus Film, the Golden Globe-nominated production house (for the film “Ida”).
In addition to his TV music production Mikolai has expanded to the gaming industry, scoring the trailer for the enormously successful video game “Dark Souls 2.” He has composed the scores for two independent video games (“Mouse Craft” and “WordTrap Dungeon”), as well as for “The Vanishing of Ethan Carter,” which has won critical and commercial acclaim. “Ethan Carter” took 3 nominations at the Annual Game Music Awards 2014, and a nomination for Best Audio at the 14th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards. Most importantly yet, it has received nomination at the 18th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition.
His most recently finished project is “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,” published by CD Project RED. “The Witcher 3” has already won over 130 awards, among them “Most Anticipated Game of the Year” at The Game Awards 2014.
Mikolai received the “Outstanding Polish American for Culture” award (2014), presented by the Foundation of Polish Promotion in cooperation with the Office of the President of Poland, and the Senate of the Republic of Poland.
His stylistic versatility offers filmmakers a diverse palette to help realize their creative vision. Mikolai’s authentic, original voice enhances and adds emotional resonance to picture. His ability to collaborate with filmmakers in creating a transcendent experience makes him a composer in high demand, and a talent on the rise.