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Maarten De Splenter (1984) is a Belgian composer & songwriter active in both classical and popular music. His compositions for orchestra, chamber music and theater have been performed all over the world. De Splenter studied Classical Saxophone at the conservatories of Brussels and Ghent (BE) and then obtained a second Master's degree in Composition Jazz & Popular Music at the Conservatory of Tilburg (NL). For his well-received thesis he investigated compositional systems in the musical Wicked, for which he had the opportunity to meet the Oscar & Grammy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz in New York. As a saxophonist at a young age, Maarten won several awards at soloist competitions including the prestigious Axion Classics award in 2002. As a performer he has been active as a saxophonist, pianist and singer in various orchestras, pop rock and folk bands. He composes for various genres ranging from orchestral and chamber music over folk and pop rock to musical theater & musical for which he frequently collaborates in the Netherlands with Tony Award nominated writer, director & translator Koen van Dijk. At Academie Borgerhout (Antwerp, Belgium), Maarten De Splenter teaches composition (classical and jazz), songwriting & music theory. At the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp he teaches Practical Harmony & Improvisation to strings, wind players, guitarists, composers, pianists, accordionists and harpists. He is also associated within the conservatory as a practice supervisor for the master's thesis (Art Educational Projects) in the Educational Master.


Maarten De Splenter 1 · Opening - Circus Boemtata
Maarten De Splenter 1 · Kijk Eens Wat Ik Kan - Circus Boemtata
Maarten De Splenter 1 · Wiegen Op De Wind - Circus Boemtata
Maarten De Splenter 1 · Wals pour Marie-Claude - Anveld
Maarten De Splenter 1 · Mis Me Niet -
Maarten De Splenter 1 · The One - AREEN