Vanessa Donelly

Komponistin


Vanessa studierte Klavier, Gesang und Chor- und Orchesterleitung an der Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover und hatte das Glück, bei Filmkomponist Randall Meyers (SOPHIES WELT) in München zu lernen, der nach einigen Jahren zuerst Mentor und dann Freund wurde.
Neben zahlreichen internationalen Meisterkursen mit Alexandre Desplat (GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL), James Newton Howard (THE DARK KNIGHT) und Danny Elfman (ALICE IN WONDERLAND) lernte sie zum Ende ihres Studiums Peter Zeitlinger (Kamera, QUEEN OF THE DESERT) kennen, für den sie ab 2015 zahlreiche Filme vertonte. Heute zählen die Zeitlingers zu ihren engsten Freunden.
2017 eröffnete Vanessa ihr eigenes Tonstudio „Donelly Records“, in dem ihre Filme sowie Songs produziert werden, u.a. von ihrem Duo „Grace“ mit Musicaldarstellerin Lisa Hintzke, welches Musical- und Popsongs ebenfalls live performt.
Seit 2020 ist sie Mitglied bei BML (Books, Music and Lyrics) in London, wo sie Songs für Musicals komponiert.
Heute lebt und arbeitet Vanessa in der Nähe von Hannover.

Composer


Vanessa studied piano, voice and conducting at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media and was fortunate enough to meet and learn from film composer Randall Meyers (SOPHIE'S WORLD) in Munich, who became her mentor and friend.
Vanessa attended many international master classes by some of the greatest film composers like Alexandre Desplat (GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL), James Newton Howard (THE DARK KNIGHT) and Danny Elfman (ALICE IN WONDERLAND). After working on her first student film for Peter Zeitlinger (DOP on QUEEN OF THE DESERT), she scored many more films for him and director Silvia Zeitlinger. Today the Zeitlingers are amongst her closest friends.
In 2017 Vanessa started her own recording studio “Donelly Records”, where she produces her film music and songs, including musical and pop songs by her duo “Grace” with musical performer Lisa Hintzke. They do live performances as well.
Since 2020 she is a member of “Books, Music and Lyrics” (BML) London, where she composes songs for musicals.
Vanessa works and lives near Hanover (Germany).

Referenzen / Works


In Arbeit / Upcoming

AM PASS MIT...
Serie, Regie: Christoph Heilmann, SR

GROSSER PRÄSIDENT, ENTSCHEIDE DICH!
Webserie, Regie: Christian Intorp

THE OTHER PRINCESS
Musical, pre-premiere May 2022, West End
co-worker: Estee Stimler

NOCHMAL
Pop song, Donelly Records

VIDA – A POOR LIFE
feature film, Regie: Silvia Zeitlinger


Filmmusik / Original Score

L’ANGELO DEI MURI / ANGEL IN THE WALL
Kino, Hauptdarsteller: Pierre Richard, Regie: Lorenzo Bianchini, Tucker Film, Udine, Italien, 2020

2077 – SOMEWHERE ON PLANET EARTH
Regie: Silvia Zeitlinger, 2019

MIDNIGHT SONG
Regie: Arunjit Borah, Indien, 2019

TUTO IL MONDO È PAESE / THE WORLD IS ONE
Regie: Silvia Zeitlinger, 2017

CABIN AT THE RIVER
Dokumentation, Regie: Silvia Zeitlinger, 2017

COS - ZAUBERHAFTES LICHTSPIEL
Werbung, Regie: Martin Fischnaller, 2017

MIKE'S
Regie: Lukas Leitner, 2016

WORMHOLES
Regie: Silvia Zeitlinger, 2015


Diverses / Various

Since 2021
Cofounder of “Unwritten Disney”
Podcast with new musical songs
First episode December 2021

Since 2021
Cofounder of “Lira”
Musical ensemble

2021
THE LONG NIGHT
Jazz sketch

2018
EDUCATION PODCAST
by Dr. Bernard Bull

Since 2017
Start of own recording studio “Donelly Records”

Since 2015
Start of duo “Grace”

Musical / Eigenproduktionen / In-house Production

I WILL RISE
from “The Other Princess”, 2021

THE TIME IS NOW
from “The Other Princess”, 2021

THE GREATER GOOD
from “The Other Princess”, 2021

SOMETHING THAT WE ATE
from “The Other Princess”, 2021

WHERE YA GONNA GO
from “The Other Princess”, 2021

ON THE OTHER SIDE
from “The Other Princess”, 2021

WILLKOMMEN
Pop song, Donelly Records, 2021

STARLIGHT
Musical short, Donelly Records, 2021

LOSE YOURSELF
Musical song, Donelly Records, 2021

THE PASSAGE
Musical song, Donelly Records, 2021

ATLANTIS
Pop song, Donelly Records, 2020

YOU HAVE NO CLUE
Musical, Donelly Records, 2020

WHITE GIRL
Musical, Donelly Records, 2020

BANG – JUST KEEP GOING
Musical, Donelly Records, 2020

I AM MIA
Pop song, Donelly Records, 2020

MAGIC IS IN ME
Pop song, Donelly Records, 2020

SHOW ME YOU LOVE ME
Corona song, Donelly Records, 2020

SAD HELLO
Musical, Donelly Records, 2020

LONELY STAR
Musical, Donelly Records, 2020

TIME OF MIRACLE
Musical, Donelly Records, 2018

MY GENTLEMAN PRINCE
Musical, Donelly Records, 2018

HERA
String quartet, 2015