Dominy Clements
Dominy Clements


August 2010

Dominy  Clements  


Dominy Clements (b. October 18, 1964, Newport, Wales). British-born Dutch composer of mostly orchestral, chamber and vocal works that have been performed throughout Europe; he is also active as a flautist.

Mr. Clements studied composition with Christopher Brown, Edward Gregson and Roger Steptoe at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he graduated in 1987. He then studied composition with Louis Andriessen and Gilius van Bergeijk and attended classes with Frederic Rzewski and Walter Zimmermann at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Den Haag from 1987–89. He also attended masterclasses with Hans Werner Henze and Krzysztof Penderecki.

Among his honors are First prizes in the Arts for the Earth Festival/Rainforest (1990, for Murder of Crows), Piano Circus (1992, for Two Lagrangian Functions) and Icebreaker (1996, for A Little Dutch Snuff) composition competitions. In addition, he was a finalist in the Edvard Grieg memorial competition (1997–98, for Concerto in Esse).

As a flautist, he performed in various ensembles and orchestras in the 1980s. He has been active with the Duo Hofinger since 1995, the Boccherini Trio since 1997, the world-music ensemble Jamás since 2000, and the world-music trio Lautareasca since 2000. He has also played sub-contrabass flute in the Nederlands Fluitorkest since 1998 and the flute octet BlowUp! since 2007.

Mr. Clements is also active in other positions. He has worked as manager of the student-concert organization Podium-bureau since 2000 and the Career Development Office since 2008, both at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Den Haag. Moreover, he works as a free-lance writer.

He has lived in The Netherlands since 1987. 

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