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Exclusive clients & colaborators

Het Concertgebouworkest (The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra)


Het Balletorkest (The Dutch National Ballet & Opera Orchestra)


Nederlands Blazers Ensemble (NBE: The Dutch Wind Ensemble)


The Leo Smit foundation




Born in Buenos Aires and currently residing in The Netherlands where he composes and arranges music for different ensembles, orchestra's and choirs. In recent years Lionel has also been writing and producing music for different films and T.V. productions worldwide, alongside having produced two albums with his band - Modest Midget - where he explored the connection between different musical styels.


    His mother was a Classically trained pianist and his father was a member of 'Los Jets', an Argentinean Rock'n'Roll band. He grew up loving both hooks, alongside many other musical genres ranging from Dixieland to modern Fusion, South American, North American, Mediterranean & European folklore. As a result he grew to have an affinity withing different musical contexts.

    As a composer he refuses to bow to any one genre or to discriminate between styles, striving for excellence in every project he is involved with. His music challenges the boundaries amongst genres and he is happy to defy music lovers’ taste by bringing intensity and rhythm to a Classically oriented concert or by bringing Opera to a Rock concert. His music can be delicate, rough, complex or straightforward simple.


   As an arranger and orchestrator he can smoothly fit into almost any style and answer the needs of the production at hand.


   He has composed, arranged and produced music for some of the most exclusive ensembles and orchestra's in the Netherlands (see below) and with established artists, among which singer Eva Maria Westbroek, counductor Otto Tausk, singer Wouter HamelMavi Díaz (Arg), Omar Mollo (winner of the Latin Grammy's & the Carlos Gardel prize), The Leo Smit Foundation & the Argentinean duo Lerner & Moguilevsky. He orchestrated music for Poznansky's score of Joseph Cedar’s feature film Footnote (nominated for an Oscar in 2012).

    Ziblat has won the 3rd prize in the Ricciotti arrangers' competition and has earned a finalist certificate for his participation in the Oticons Faculty competition. He completed his 2nd phase (MA) study of classical composition with Henk Alkema, and has studied Jazz guitar with Eef Albers as well as orchestral conducting. He followed workshops with a.o. Krzysztof Penderecki, Jurjen Hempel & Hein van de Geyn.

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