Thomas Clamor

Artist photo of 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 principal 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-praised 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 Education 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 him as 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 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.

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CDs released by GENUIN

with Thomas Clamor

CD album cover 'British Classics' (GEN 20658) with Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, Andreas Martin Hofmeir, Thomas Clamor

British Classics

Werke von Byrd, Händel, Purcell, Holst, Vaughan Williams und Elgar

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
Andreas Martin Hofmeir Tuba
Thomas Clamor Conductor

GEN 20658  –  10.1.2020

CD album cover 'Hänsel und Gretel' (GEN 18619) with Thomas Clamor, Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie ...

Hänsel und Gretel

Auszüge aus der Oper von Engelbert Humperdinck

Thomas Clamor Conductor
Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
Caroline Schnitzer
Anne Petzsch
Leevke Hambach
Josephin Queck
Frederik Tucker

GEN 18619  –  5.10.2018

CD album cover 'Diversity' (GEN 18608) with European Brass Ensemble, Thomas Clamor


Werke von Charpentier, Walton, Castro D’Addona, Lecuona, Méndez, Gershwin, de Paula Aguirre, Hodel und Blake

European Brass Ensemble
Thomas Clamor Conductor

GEN 18608  –  6.7.2018

CD album cover 'Russian Classics' (GEN 17480) with Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, Thomas Clamor

Russian Classics

Werke von Michail Glinka, Dmitri Schostakowitsch, Pjotr I. Tschaikowski, Sergei Prokofiev und Igor Strawinski

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
Thomas Clamor Conductor

GEN 17480  –  6.10.2017

CD album cover 'Winds and Pipes' (GEN 16445) with Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, Daniel Beilschmidt, Thomas Clamor

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 16445  –  7.10.2016

CD album cover 'In Residence' (GEN 16427) with European Brass Ensemble, Thomas Clamor

In Residence

Werke von Leonard Bernstein, Georges Bizet, James Morrison, Sergei Prokofjew, und Richard Wagner

European Brass Ensemble
Thomas Clamor Conductor

GEN 16427  –  8.7.2016

CD album cover 'Images and Mirrors' (GEN 16419) with Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, Peter Bruns, clair-obscur ...

Images and Mirrors

Werke für Violoncello, Saxofon-Quartett und Blasorchester

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

GEN 16419  –  4.3.2016

CD album cover 'Saxony' (GEN 15333) with Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, Thomas Clamor


Werke von Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy und Richard Wagner

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
Thomas Clamor Conductor

GEN 15333  –  7.1.2015

CD album cover 'Symphonic Dances' (GEN 14307) with Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, Thomas Clamor

Symphonic Dances

Werke von Dvorák, Mussorgski, Offenbach, Strauss, Tschaikowski und anderen

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
Thomas Clamor Conductor

GEN 14307  –  2.5.2014

CD album cover 'Classiques français' (GEN 13291) with Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, Thomas Clamor

Classiques français

Werke von Paul Dukas, Georges Bizet, Jean Françaix und Maurice Ravel

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
Thomas Clamor Conductor

GEN 13291  –  4.10.2013

CD album cover 'Mambos y Fanfarria!' (GEN 13260) with Banda Sinfónica Juventil Simón Bolívar, Thomas Clamor

Mambos y Fanfarria!

Werke von Giancarlo Castro D´Addona, Pérez Prado, Alberto Ginastera, Maurice Ravel, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy und Modest Mussorgski

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

GEN 13260  –  2.1.2013

CD album cover 'American Classics' (GEN 12247) with Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, Thomas Clamor, Ines Agnes Krautwurst

American Classics

Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Henry Mancini

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
Thomas Clamor Conductor
Ines Agnes Krautwurst Vocals

GEN 12247  –  22.6.2012

CD album cover 'Festivus' (GEN 11221) with Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, Thomas Clamor


Symphonic Classics

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
Thomas Clamor Conductor

GEN 11221  –  16.9.2011