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Ludo Claesen
Componist – Dirigent (°Genk 1956)Ludo Claesen studied at the University of Music ‘Lemmensinstituut’ in Leuven (B) and at the Flemish Conservatory of Music  in Antwerp (B). During his studies, he concentrated on percussion, harmony, conterpoint en fuge, composition, choir-and orchestra conducting.
In 1987, he completed with honours a course in orchestra conducting with the Limburg Symphony Orchestra of Maastricht (the Netherlands), given by Jan Eelkema (Den Haag). As a guestconductor, he worked with several European groups : the Limburg Symphony Orchestra Maastricht ; the Flemish Symphony Orchestra ; the Philharmonic Orchestra of Dnepropetrovsk (Ukrain) ; the Philharmonic Chamber orchestra of Köln (Germany) ; the Promenade Orchestra of Amsterdam , the Flemish Radiochoir, Studium Chorale Maastricht , the Bachchoir of Middelburg , the Choir of the Royal Flemish Opera and the Jeju Philharmonic Choir (S.Korea)
Ludo Claesen teaches conterpoint , fuge and chambermusic at the Lemmens-institute in Leuven (LUCA School of Arts) and choralconducting-and singing at the Academy of Music in Maastricht .
He also conducts the Cathedralchoir of Hasselt ; the Royal Male choir of Eupen ; the “Chamberchoir of Maastricht” and the woman’s choir Cappella Concinite of Leuven .
He has guest-conducted or lectured at many concert halls, churches, music festivals (International Choiracademy of Bruges) and conferences in Europe.He has also manifested himself as a composer.
His compostional career has embraced both large and smale scale choral works, various orchestral and instrumental pieces. His larger choral works, Psalmus 112 (1993) , Missa pro nativitate Europae(1994), Mijmeringen (1998); Missa Ave Virga Jesse (2003); Syntagma (choir and percussionseptet – 2004); Laetatus sum (2007); Ero Cras-cantata (2007);
Cantico del Sole (2015); Missa Beata es, Virgo Maria (2010); Cantata for Lent (2017) 
have been performed many times in Belgium and Holland. His “Eurode-fantasy”, written for 2 orchestras, has been created on theWorld Music Contest Kerkrade-Holland (2005), conducted by himself.
Many of his compositions are published by Euprint (Belgium), the Centre of Flemish Music Antwerp (Belgium), Annie Bank (Holland), De Haske (Holland), Iduna (Holland), Intrada (Holland) and Ascolta (Holland).

Many compositions of Ludo Claesen are published by :

Publishers :


EUPRINT Parkbosstraat 3 B-3001 Leuven 003216-404049

Koninklijke Christelijke Zangersbond Voorschoten 003171-5605555

IDUNA Parkstraat 14 NL-5752 AP Deurne 0031493-321232

HARMONIA / DE HASKE Postbus 210 NL-1230 AE Loosdrecht 003135-5827595

KONEZA Hoensbroek-Heerlen 003145-5213098

CVM (centrum vocale muziek) C.Huysmanslaan 93 B-2020 Antwerpen 0032-3-2481605

EMJ European Musicfestival Neerpelt (B) 003211-662339

Annie Bank b.v.

Ludo Claesen
Kozenstraat 31
B-3512 Hasselt
TEL  0032 (0)11-314384
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