Leo Ouderits (BE)

Leo Ouderits obtained the highest degree for chamber-music and the superior diploma for percussion at the Royal Conservatory of music in Antwerp.  From the age of 18 he practiced many different styles and performed as a drummer with the popular Orchestra "the Rainbows" and as a member of the Belgian Radio and Television Orchestra. He also made several studio recordings and concert tours as an orchestra member with Theo Mertens (wind ensemble) and Jos Van Immerseel (Anima- Eterna). He cooperated over years with most significant Belgian artists and ensembles and recorded his debut album with solo-pieces by L.Cauberghs for drums and vibes. His recordings and performances for the National Radio of Bela Bartok's " Sonata for piano & percussion" made him well known. 

As one of most significant Belgian Professors of percussion he teaches at the 'Royal Conservatory' in Antwerp and at the 'Lemmens institution' in Leuven. He also appeared as guest-professor at the 'Academie d'été' in Libramont. He founded the Mol percussion Orchestra and conducted this ensemble over 30 years with performances at several important festivals. They made several special broadcastings, a successful LP-production "A Taste of percussion" and their latest surround CD "Enjoy". 

As a percussionist and conductor he's an intensive promoter of the Belgian percussion music with a repertoire including mainly own compositions, commissioned pieces and creations of most significant Belgian composers. In 1993 he appeared as conductor for the opening concerts of Antwerp 93 "cultural city of Europe". He composed many works in different musical styles and strengths; important peaces such as "To beat or not to beat", "Isoraya", "Percussion Pictures", "De Alarmklok", "Drijfzand", "Poem for Vibes", "Passing By", "Introduction for the Queen" etc...
Nowadays he's cooperating as percussionist and composer for several concert-projects and a new planned album of L.Albert
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