$20.00
SKU: PC7049EM

Since 2010, Sam is full time drummer in the Royal Band of the Belgian Navy. As a freelance musician he played with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Belgium, Symphonic Factory and many more. In these orchestras some famous conductors crossed his path: f.i. Takuo Yuasa (Jap), Jaap Van Zweden (Ned) and Pincchas Steinberg (Ger). In many performances at the Night of the Proms with Il Novecento, he accompanied world famous artists like Donna Summer, Mike Oldfield, Ike Turner and Macy Gray. As freelance drummer/percussion player he worked on several musical shows as Evita, Elisabeth, Joseph and the Amazing Tecnicolour Dreamcoat, Oliver!, Fiddler on the Roof, Cinderella, Wizard of Oz,... Performing all these plays and concerts, he came across the whole wide world. Sam teaches percussion and ensemble at the Conservatory of Mechelen, Belgium. He is founder of the trio “Percussive”, which is now one the leading percussion groups, touring in the Belgian theatres. Sam made a series of short percussion videos which were broadcast many times on national television, and which are still popular on social media. For one of these movies he was granted with 2 awards at the Corporate Video Festival. As a composer Sam wrote many educational pieces, a lot of songs for Percussive, some large compositions for percussion ensemble and 6 musicals/mass productions as "King Albert 1", “Marie-Antoinette”, “Gheelamania 2010 & 2015” and “Mol-in-scene”. These mass productions were visited by more then 90000 people. Sam's piece "Frozen planet" was the mandatory work for the ONSK percussion ensemble contest 2016, in the highest level.