Adam Klemens (*1967)
He studied composition at the Prague Conservatory (with Vadim Petrov) and at the Academy of Arts in Prague (Václav Riedlbauch) and conducting at the Prague Conservatory (Mario Klemens).
Adam Klemens is one of the leading Czech conductors of film and theatre music (he has recorded music for more than 200 film, TV, musical, Videogame and CD projects).
He permanently cooperates with Smecky Music Studios, Tadlow Music production company, with MUSA Ltd. music production agency (FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague) and with CNSO orchestra & studio. He records for productions from the USA (Los Angeles - Hollywood), Australia, Denmark, Netherlands, Great Britain, France, Spain, South Korea, Turkey and others.
As a concert conductor he concentrates on the 20th and 21st century music.
He has performed numerous premiere performances of compositions by Czech and foreign composers. He has cooperated at concert performances as well as at recordings with Prague Philharmonia, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Hradec Králové Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra of the Slovak Radio in Bratislava, Suk Chamber Orchestra and others.
He was a member of the realisation team and conductor of musicals Monte Cristo and Dracula.
He conducted the world premiere of Michal Pavlíček´s composition commissioned by Czech president Václav Havel for a festive evening of the NATO Prague Summit in 2002.
Adam Klemens often cooperates as arranger and orchestrator.
This activity includes projects such as musicals Monte Cristo and Dracula (music by Karel Svoboda), Oscar nominated film Divided we Fall (music by Aleš Březina), film Dark-blue World (Czech Lion film award 2001 - the best film music - composer Ondřej Soukup), BBC series The Scarlet Pimpernel (music by Michal Pavlíček).
Adam Klemens has composed music for short movies and theatre performances.
He is the author of many orchestral, concertante and chamber works. His compositions were awarded in composers` competitions (e.g. by Czech Ministry of Culture award in 1990) and have been performed both in the Czech Republic and abroad - e.g. Windy Music - composition for wind orchestra premiered in 1995 in Tallahassee, Fl. USA, Concertante movement for bassoon and orchestra premiered at the Young Platform Festival in Carlsbad (Czech Republic) in 1996. Ludwigarium comissioned for Prague Premieres Festival in 2003,
Many of his works have been recorded by Czech Radio and on the CD (Triga label).
Adam Klemens has worked as an editor at the Publishing house Panton in Prague (1994-1997), the editor-in-chief of the Czech Music magazine published by the Czech Music Information Centre.
In 1995-1998 he has been the director of Young Platform Festival - international young performers` and composers` festival.
In years 1997-2007 he has been the teacher of Musical theory at the Prague Conservatoire.
Adam Klemens cooperated with the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation in Prague as an editor of Bohuslav Martinů works.