Leo van Oostrom

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Leo (nardus) van Oostrom (* 1942 in The Hague ) is a Dutch saxophonist and music teacher.

Van Oostrom studied clarinet with Jolle Huckriede and saxophone with Adriaan Bosch at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague . He graduated with the Fock Medal as the best student of the year and then played the saxophone in various symphony orchestras.

Since 1969 he has been a soprano saxophonist with the Nederlands Saxofoon Kwartet (with Ed Bogaard , Adri van Velsen and Alex de Leeuw ), which has recorded several albums (including works by Tristan Keuris , Wim Petersma , Peter-Jan Wagemans , Otto Ketting , Klaas de Vries , Klas Torstensson ) and was awarded the Johan Wagenaar Prize in 1980. From 1992 to 2003 he was lead saxophonist with The Metropole Orchestra . With the pianist Wolfgang Watzinger he performed classical saxophone repertoire, and with the pianist Eddy van Dijken ( saxophobia ) he played music by Rudy Wiedoeft and Frank Trumbauer and presented historical saxophones from the period from 1854 to 1960.

Other musical partners included the ASKO / Schoenberg Ensemble , the Ebony Band , the Waterland Ensemble , the David Kweksilber Big Band , the Kwartoet , the Beau Hunks , Andor's Jazzband , the Trio Amici , and That's Jazz . As a soloist he has appeared with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra , the Concertgebouw Orchestra and others. Since 1981 he has been teaching at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.

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