Alex Simu

Composer

Alex Simu is an internationally acclaimed clarinetist, teacher and composer. In 2016 he was awarded with the Golden Calf by the Dutch Film Academy “Best Music” for the movie directed by Boudewijn Koole “Beyond Sleep”. Simu's score for “Disappearance” directed by Boudewijn Koole was awarded with the BUMA Award “Best Original Score” 2017 in the Netherlands. The music score for “Back to the Taj Mahal Hotel” directed by Carina Molier received the BUMA Award “Best Original score for a documentary” 2018 in the Netherlands.

Active on the jazz and world music scene Simu has performed and toured professionally in 46 countries over 6 continents. Since 2015, Simu is teaching clarinet at the Codarts University for the Arts in Rotterdam. In 2007 he was awarded the First Prize of the Dutch Jazz Competition. 
Since 2010 Simu composed music for a considerable number of award-winning international film productions, some of them produced by Witfilm, KeyFilm, Kitchen Film, IDTV Docs, FilmCamp.