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Thomas Clamor, Conductor

As an internationally acclaimed conductor, teacher and musical ambassador, Thomas Clamor passes on his dedication and enthusiasm to both his musicians and audience alike. In addition to being the principle conductor of the Saxon Wind Philharmonic, he is an internationally sought-after guest conductor for numerous symphonic orchestras and chamber music ensembles around the world. Many highly appraised audio, video and radio broadcast recordings document the stylistic range of his artistic work.
Thomas Clamor founded the European Brass Ensemble, based in Austria at the Melk Abbey (a UNESCO-World Heritage Site) as well as the Venezuelan Brass Ensemble, which has placed him on some of the greatest stages in the world. He has conducted at, among others, the Salzburg Festival, the London Proms, Carnegie Hall and the Berlin Philharmonic and is a well-received guest by many orchestras in China, Korea, South America and Europe.
Pedagogically, Thomas Clamor is also continually taking on new challenges. Since 2011 he has been the director of the German Wind Academy. He was a guest professor in Weimar and Detmold and is a professor (honoris causa) at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. At the Berlin Hanns Eisler School of Music he laid the foundation for the department of Music Communications and initiated projects with his students in Berlin’s socially disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Social issues are also at the heart of El Sistema in Venezuela, one of the most significant worldwide social projects, which is based upon the concept of music’s transformational power. For 15 years, Thomas Clamor’s work there has been held in high regard as he gives children and adolescents a vision for the future.
For many years the Berlin Philharmonic was Thomas Clamor’s musical home. In 1986 Herbert von Karajan hired the trumpet player as the then youngest member of the world-class orchestra. He remained a member of the Berlin Philharmonic for over 20 years. During this time with the orchestra he became acquainted with the most important stages, performed at some of the most important venues around the world and experienced the greatest soloists and conductors in the ensemble’s daily work. Even today, Thomas Clamor works and conducts at the highest level of artistic exchange.
In 2015 he was awarded a Germany’s Federal Cross of Merit. His artistic excellence demonstrates that he is an exemplary model of someone who not only makes impressive social contributions but is also actively involved in national and international education. Thomas Clamor never presents himself on stage as just a musician, but as an entire person. Through his art and projects, he shows how important music is for every individual as well as what art can achieve in society.

The Artist's Homepage: http://www.saechsische-blaeserphilharmonie.de/orchester/chefdirigent.html


Winds and Pipes

Music for Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Organ by Peeters, Trachsel, Guilmant, Gigout, Gabrieli and Bach

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie - Daniel Beilschmidt, Organ - Thomas Clamor, Conductor

GEN 16445Katalog

In Residence

Works by Leonard Bernstein, Georges Bizet, James Morrison, Sergei Prokofiev, and Richard Wagner

European Brass Ensemble - Thomas Clamor, Conductor

GEN 16427Katalog

Images and Mirrors

Works for Cello, Saxophone Quartet and Wind Orchestra

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie - Peter Bruns, Violoncello - clair-obscur, Saxophone Quartet - Thomas Clamor, Conductor

GEN 16419Katalog

Alma Llanera - Soul of the Plains

Venezuelan Music

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie - Alma Llanera Quintet - Thomas Clamor, Conductor

GEN 15358Katalog

Saxony

Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Richard Wagner

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie - Thomas Clamor, Conductor

GEN 15333Katalog

Symphonic Dances

Works by Dvorák, Mussorgsky, Offenbach, Strauss, Tchaikovsky and others

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie - Thomas Clamor, Conductor

GEN 14307Katalog

Classiques français

Works by Paul Dukas, Georges Bizet, Jean Françaix and Maurice Ravel

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie - Thomas Clamor, Conductor

GEN 13291Katalog

Mambos y Fanfarria!

Works by Giancarlo Castro D´Addona, Pérez Prado, Alberto Ginastera, Maurice Ravel, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Modest Mussorgsky

Banda Sinfónica Juventil Simón Bolívar, Symphonic Wind Ensemble of El Sistema - Thomas Clamor, Conductor

GEN 13260Katalog

American Classics

Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Henry Mancini

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie - Thomas Clamor, Conductor - Ines Agnes Krautwurst, Vocals

GEN 12247Katalog

Festivus

Symphonic Classics

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie - Thomas Clamor, Conductor

GEN 11221Katalog