The Leo Smit Foundation has been established in 1996 by flutist Eleonore Pameijer and pianist Frans van Ruth. The Leo Smit Foundation is a knowledge centre open to anyone who wants to know more about composers who were persecuted during the Second World War. Because of their situation their work has sunk into oblivion, yet in many cases they were the musical leaders of their time. The Leo Smit Foundation is dedicated to the discovery and research of these composers and to the publication of their works, in collaboration with editors and other partners. Our aim is to make the lives, work and context of these composers accessible to all.
Eleonore Pameijer (Artistic Director) is responsible for programming the Uilenburger Concert Series and the concerts of the Leo Smit Ensemble.