Initially self taught, Lex van Sante has specialized in the lute and allied instruments with Robby Faverey. Additionally he attended various master classes with internationally acknowledged masters such as Hopkinson Smith, Paul O’Dette, Nigel North, Paolo Paolini, Toyohiko Satoh and Anthony Bailes. He performed in the Netherlands as well as abroad and has appeared on Dutch and Spanish radio and television.
He has appeared with various ensembles such as Naska, Capella 92, Mâlle Sijme, Nootkreet, Ademnood and ProVoCanto and performed with singers such as Ekaterina Levental, Sonia Bjornsen, Elizabeth Kooy, Frans Fiselier, Henk Koorneef, Anne Bakker, Hanneke Tichelaar, Tetsje van der Kooij, Albert Bonnema, Mattijs Hoogendijk and Loek van der Heide.
Since 2016 Lex van Sante and Elizabeth Kooy perform regularly as Ensemble Ohimè.
He loves teaching both novice and (far)advanced players in the subtle art of playing this wonderful instrument.
He still has some places available for motivated pupils.