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Clement Ishmael

Clement Ishmael is a British born Canadian Composer, Conductor and Arranger. He is currently Worldwide Music Supervisor for Disneys’ The Lion King.

He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Royal Conservatory of Music, where he specialised in composition and conducting as well as singing with Joyce Britten.

Conducting credits include: The Rotterdam Philharmonic, West London Gospel Choir, Abbey Players Opera Company, Ad Astra Chorus and Addison Jazz Ensemble.

West End credits include: The Lion King, Five Guys Named Moe, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Smokey Joe’s Café, and Soul Train.

He has also directed and arranged the music for The Amen Corner, Sweet Lorraine, Up Against the Wall, The Grape Vine, The Cavalcaders, Gem of the Ocean at the Tricycle Theatre.

His classical compositions and arrangements have been performed worldwide as well as being broadcast by BBC Television and Radio.

His first Opera ‘Looking at the Sun’ was performed at the Battersea Arts Centre and his chamber opera Grazyna was performed at the Royal Opera House’s Lindbury Studio. Clement’s commission, for the London Piano Trio was debuted at the Capri Music Festival in Italy.  His current projects include his third opera ‘Antigone’ with librettist Mel Cooper and the musical ‘Couch’ with book and lyrics by Mel Lawman

Clement’s debut album “Poetry in Song” (recorded and produced by Dr John Rutter) had it’s European premiere in 2019 at King’s Place London having previously been presented at the Glen Gould Studio in Toronto.