Clemens Damerau

Film Composer | Arranger | Producer

UK +44 7490 981987

Composer for Films, TV, Games, Theatre, Commercials
"Imaginative & Engaging" - Conrad Pope

 
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Clemens Damerau (born on August 12, 1993 in Gehrden, Germany) is a film composer, arranger and music producer, based in London.
He is also an accomplished pianist with numerous of achievements in the world of music.

Damerau began his journey in music at age five taking piano lessons. Throughout his formative years, he continued his piano studies and eventually studied „Composition“ at the University of Music, Theatre and Media Hanover (HMTMH) in Germany with professors Rebecca Saunders, Oliver Schneller and Raphael D. Thöne. He is currently studying „Composition for Screen“ toward a Master of Composition at the Royal College of Music in London, where he was awarded with the Humphrey Searle Scholarship supported by a Clifton Parker Award. He has also studied with numerous composers, orchestrators and arrangers from Hollywood including James Newton Howard, Alexandre Desplat, Conrad Pope, Nan Schwartz and others like Jacob Collier, Helmut Lachenmann and Benjamin Köthe.

For the last 10 years, Damerau has performed as a singer and keyboardist playing various music styles including rock, pop and soul band. He has served as the principle pianist of a salsa big band and was an enthusiastic member of the award-winning choir Vivid Voices. His compositions have been performed and recorded by multiple ensembles including the State Orchestra Halle and Ensemble Mosaik. Having once worked at Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) and as a composer, studio pianist and assistant at the recording studio D-Room, he is committed to training the next generation of musicians as a private piano and composition instructor.

Damerau has worked on several movies, commercials, games and for theatre.

 

 
His work was imaginative and engaging. He has written music that is lyrical and dramatically effective. He is a composer with enough technique to make his expressive intentions clear.
— Conrad Pope