Konstantin Kemnitz Biography

Konstantin Kemnitz is an award-winning composer, orchestrator, music producer, as well as piano-player and assistant professor at the University of Music and Theatre „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ Leipzig in the film music department. For many years now he gained international reputation with his truly unconventional and distinctive musical language in numerous film projects. Likewise, he received additional prizes within Germany and the United Kingdom, e.g. the „1st German Gamemusic Award“.

With a Master’s degree in composition at the globally renowned Royal College of Music in London, after a long time of study he combined his music-theoretical knowledge with the modern film sound. Slightly using electroacoustic nuances and contemporary styles; his works have an extraordinary and unique character. His successes in London were honoured with the „RCM Scholar“ and the „Clifton Parker Award“. Previously, he has studied at the musicube academy in Bonn and at the ArtEZ University of Arts in Arnhem, where he had an extensive education in various music styles, with focus on orchestration, and finally graduated with a Bachelor’s degree.

He learned to play the piano at an early age. To this day, he is grateful for this training, as the piano is still the instrument he uses to start most of his compositions. In fact, he is currently leading the faculty of music at the Freies Gymnasium Naunhof and has started giving piano and composition lessons, because he wants to support the next generation in learning this great passion of his.

He has worked internationally with a number of symphony orchestras including the Landesjugendorchester Bremen, the Ereprijs Orkest, the Jugendsinfonieorchester Leipzig, and more. In several of those instances he even got to conduct the orchestra personally. One example of this was in the Air-Edel Studio in London. One of his more recent compositions was recorded by the RCM Symphony Orchestra led by Matt Dunkley. He also gained invaluable experience when working as a recording assistant in the Galaxy studios in Belgium.

During his studies in London, he frequently had the opportunity to partake in study projects, which created a strong bond, relationship, and connection with different film schools, such as London Film School, or Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Additionally, he had the honour and privilege to take graduate level courses with renowned Hollywood score writers such as Harry Gregson-Williams, George Fenton, Richard Bellis, and Matthias Weber.

Ongoing collaboration on a number of short film projects with director Marco Gadge gave him the opportunity to score „Juliet must die“, providing Konstantin Kemnitz with his cinematic and television debut.