VINCENT VAN WARMERDAM COMPOSER
Vincent van Warmerdam is involved in a wide range of musical activities. Most of all and not without reason in a dramaturgic context. As the youngest of three sons of an art-loving ‘bühnenmeister’ he was brought up in a rich cultural environment and while playing music through his early years, the ability to contribute to the storytelling grew among his other talents and led him organically to professional theatre and cinema. He started in the early seventies playing the electric guitar in the legendary Amsterdam rock theatre group Hauser Orkater and developed as an autodidact composer in the musical theatre of De Mexicaanse Hond with his brothers Alex and Marc.
He composed a great number of scores for Film and Television and was awarded ‘European Composer of the Year’ (Felix) for The Northerners and a ‘Golden Calf’ for Kicks (2007) and nominated four times. In addition, he has been nominated for an Edison with his band The Moondogs for their album ‘Diamond in the Crowd’. He has further composed for the Ebonyband, Carel
Kraayenhof, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, Capella Amsterdam, Calefax, Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and – numerous times – for Orkater. His musical theatre play Who Murdered Mary Rogers? for wich he delivered both music and concept, was awarded with the ‘CJP Podium Prijs’ and the ‘Proscenium Prijs’.