Michael Arnold Kamen

Michael Arnold Kamen

New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 18 Nov 2003 (aged 55)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 8103314 · View Source
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Musician. Classically trained at New York's Julliard School where he studied oboe, he gained fame as a Grammy winning and Oscar nominated composer. His first Grammy came in 1992 for the theme to "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" followed by a Grammy in 1996 for "An American Symphony" which he derived from his work on the musical drama "Mr. Holland's Opus". His most recent Grammy came in 2001 which he shared with Metallica for the song "The Call of Ktulu" for conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. He was nominated for Oscars for his work with Bryan Adams on "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" from Robin Hood" and "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman" from "Don Juan DeMarco". During his career he also collaborated with such artists as Sting, Rod Stewart, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and Eric Clapton. He also provided the music for the "Lethal Weapon" and "Die Hard" movies. In 1997 he established the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation to raise money to make musical instruments available to the nation's children.

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