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About Vanessa

During her studies at the University of Music, Drama and Media in Hanover (Germany) she was taught especially by Prof. Frank Löhr in Conducting, Prof. Ewa Kupiec in classical piano and Prof. Tino Derado in jazz piano.

At the beginning of her studies she met the film composer Randall Meyers (Sophie’s World) and became his assistant. Since 2014 she is working as a free film composer beside the most talented filmmakers like Hollywood Producer/Cameraman Peter Zeitlinger. Moreover she met and learned from amazing people like James Newton Howard (“The Hunger Games”), Patrick Doyle (Henry V), Alexandre Desplat (“Grand Budapest Hotel”), Danny Elfman (“Edward with the scissorhands”) and Agent Laura Engel.

In 2017 she started her own recording studio “Donelly Records” and already produced some musical songs like “Gentleman Prince”. Like her idole Aan Menken (BMI New York) she is now a member of BML London.


  • Cabin at the river

    Cabin at the river (2017)
    Film (short) by Zeitlinger composer

  • Guide You Home

    Guide You Home (2016 - 2017)
    Theater by Donelly Music (Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy and 2 More) Composer

  • Wormholes

    Wormholes (2015 - 2016)
    Film (short) by Peter Zeitlinger Composer The Film is currently in the masterin process. It will be published soon.

  • Mike's

    Mike's (2016)
    Film by Lukas Leitner Film Composer

  • George and Rosemary

    George and Rosemary (2014 - 2015)
    Film (short) by Alison Snowden & David Fine Composer

  • Nightmare, Happy Birthday and others

    Nightmare, Happy Birthday and others (2014 - 2015)
    Commercial by Solaris Records (Drama and Mystery) Composer A few safety-commercials (3 - 5 minutes) for some companies.

  • Hera

    Hera (2013 - 2014)
    Theater by Vanessa Donelly (Drama and Mystery) Composer


  • First Prize and best Short at Filmfestival Indiana with "Cabin at the river"

  • Masterclass with Danny Elfman

  • Alexandre Desplat Masterclass

  • James Newton Howard Masterclass

  • Masterclass for Film music with Randall Meyers


  • Hochschule for Music, Theater and Media

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