Stefaan Ottenbourgs - Executive director

(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 was a board member of Jeugd en Muziek Vlaanderen-Jeunesses Musicales de Flandre (1990-1996), the FIJM ( 1990-1993), vice president of the world famous Festival of Flanders - Limburg (2002-2003) an is frequently invited as jury-member of acclaimed music competitions.
 
He produced as sound engineer more than 30 CD-recordings and assisted in many recordings for major labels and int. acclaimed artists. He published in Tibia, The New Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Musica Antiqua, Celesta, ...
 
He’s board member and executive director of the Universal Marimba competition since its foundation in 2000.
 
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