Vincent van Warmerdam is widely known for his scores for
feature film, documentary and television. He was awarded European Film Composer of the Year for The Northerners (Alex van Warmerdam) and a Golden Calf for Kicks (Albert ter Heerdt)
He scored the Palme D'Or nominated Borgman and the Nipkow awarded documentary series Schuldig.
Rojo (Benjamin Naishtat), the Argentinian feature he scored, was selected for the 2018 competition of Toronto International Film Festival and nominated for the Silver Condor Best Music (Argentina) and winner of the Buma Awards (the Netherlands) best original composition in Film.
His latest collaboration with Chilean director Maite Alberdi for her documentary The Mole Agent received the Eye Documentary Award
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music. The Mole Agent was nominated for the Oscar, Best Documentary 2021.
He was a founding member of the legendary rocktheatregroup Hauser Orkater and developed as a composer in the musical theatre of the Mexicaanse Hond with his brothers Alex and Marc. He created a serie of musical plays for Orkater: The Formidable Yankee, The Prefab Four, Blackface and Who Murdered Mary Rogers? a.o. and recently created in his own right Murder Ballads, Judee Sill and Not the Tommy Cooper Story with Michel Sluysmans. Now he's preparing musical theatre about the Dutch born manager of Elvis Presley, Colonel Parker who escaped his homeland the Netherlands for grim reasons.
Rock me Baby with Servaes Nelissen, a.o. the musical theatre play with live music about the fictional unsuccessful nederpopgroup the Promise was touring in the Spring of 2022.
He collaborated with writers Maria Barnas, Kees van Kooten, Sjoerd Kuyper, Guus Kuijer, Jan Veldman and Alex van Warmerdam o.a. and composed for, or worked with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Dutch Wind Ensemble, the Metropole Orchestra, Jules Buckley, The Ebony Band, Wolter Wierbos, David Kweksilber, De Kift, Tim Knol, Henny Vrienten, My Baby, Awkward i, de Toneelmakerij, Het Nationale Toneel, Calefax, Carel Kraayenhof, Barbara Hannigan, the Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra a.o. and was Edison nominated for the Moondogs popalbum Diamond in the Crowd. With Kees Prins (Jiskefet) he co-wrote the Ajax stadium anthem 'Mijn Club'.
In 2016 made his debut as a novelist with 'De Plectrumfabriek' (De Geus).
His second novel 'Boxgeur' (De Geus) was released in July 2020. For Storytel Original he wrote the alt.whodunnit 'de Hondenuitlaatster' (Walking the Dog) read by Gaite Jansen (Peaky Blinders) released in 2022.
He currently plays guitar in the steammetalcountry band Mr. Ferocious.