Dr. Ludwig Albert (BE)
Artistic director / Marimba Artist / composer / Professor
Internationally acclaimed as a virtuoso artist and devoted pedagogue, Ludwig Albert belongs with the absolute topflight and is known throughout the world as Belgian’s leading marimbist and as an important musical pioneer. He is also recognized as one of the most successful pedagogues of his generation. Showered with titles and positive reception by the press abroad for his rare lyrical sound, he performed in more than 30 countries concerts and master classes and has released fifteen albums containing primarily first recordings of masterworks, his own compositions, improvisations, arrangements and dedicated works displaying his versatile art. He founded as A European creation the Master Marimba Degree defined with his innovative pedagogoc methode in body controlled marimba sound production at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp welcoming students from over the World. In addition he is also professor at the marimba and percussion department of the LUCA University College of Arts Leuven. At present he is signature artist of Adams Musical Instruments NL and Innovative Percussion US.
Stefaan Ottenbourgs (BE)
(Belgium, °1964) studied musicology, communication and arts management at the University of Louvain, known as one of Europe’s oldest and prestigious universities. He worked for the Belgium National Classic Radio 3 (now called Klara) between 1987-1991 and was professor at the ‘Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg’ from 1992 till 1998. He’s a board member of several Cultural organizations and associations and is director of the Academic Hall since 1996 and director of the Cultural Centre de Bogaard since 2002. He's related as executive director at the Universal Marimba Competition since its foundation.
Foo Pui-Yee (HK)Marimba Artist / Educator / Event Organizer
Foo Pui-Yee has made her mark in the world as one of the Hong Kong's finest artist. Her performances across thirty states are hailed as "full of character and demonstrating a unique and beautiful style of playing". She collaborates continuously with distinct composers and has more than hundred world premiere. She is also the Artistic Director of the International Hong Kong Percussion Convention-festival and the jury president of the competition.
Filippo Lattanzi (IT)Marimba Artist, Percussion Artist / Professor / Organizer
Filippo Lattanzi is defined as an outstanding interpreter and as one of the leading figures in the worldwide panorama of marimba and percussion. As classical percussionist, Lattanzi has presented Italian and world premiere performances of many works and has to his credit a large number of first-time recordings of marimba solo pieces and concerto's. His activity as a soloist and chamber music artist has included hundreds of concerts abroad. He teaches Percussion Instruments at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica “Niccolo' Piccinni” of Bari (Italy) and plays exclusively, as endorser, ADAMS Marimbas and Percussion Instruments, GRETSCH Drums and SABIAN cymbals.
Tanasit Siripichwattana (TH)Percussion Artist / Orchestra Principal / Professor / Organizer
Inspired to be a world-class Percussionist, Tanasit is unanimously recognised as the youngest talent among the leading Asian percussionists in this era. As Tanasit immersed himself in music since young, his musicianship has fully developed. His endless deep dive into music has allowed him to successfully perform various roles in the music realm: a music artist, instructor, guest judge, and composer.