Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.
— Plato

Clare Vandeleur is a composer and musician based in Johannesburg, South Africa with a portfolio of work that extends across advertising and film. She received her Honours in Music Media Production at AFDA Johannesburg, where her graduation film, Ana, Patrick and Nicolas won a SAFTA for best student short in 2013.

Clare scored her first feature film in 2017, Meerkat Maantuig, which has been nominated for and has won awards across film festivals worldwide including “Best Women’s Film” at the Calcutta International Film Festival and the SAFTA for best cinematography in 2019. 

Her original music for the MTN Iot TV commercial, produced and directed by Figment Films, was nominated for best original music at the Ciclope Africa Awards in 2019.

Clare received her diploma in Cello Performance from the ABRSM in 2012 and has since played many different genres with a variety of groups and musicians including the MIAGI Youth Orchestra, Julian Redpath and the African Renaissance Ensemble.

Clare’s passion is making music for a visual or story in any form, while innovation and incorporating experimental music and different genres into her compositions keeps the fire of her craft burning brightly.