Walter van Hauwe
Walter van Hauwe toured Australia frequently during the 70th and 80th of the previous century, as a soloist as well as a member of groups as Sour Cream (with Frans Brüggen and Kees Boeke) and the Quadro Hotteterre. Van Hauwe’s main focuses were always pointed both to contemporary and early musics, in particular because of the shared adventurous experiments in interpretation. His great interest in improvisation resulted in close co-operations with the Japanese marimba phenomena Keiko Abe and with the 'Maarten Altena Ensemble', specialized in contemporary improvised music with strong experimental jazz-influences. He also participated as music dramaturge in theaterproductions. As an assistant conductor Van Hauwe worked together with Seiji Osawa in Japan.
Since 1971 Walter van Hauwe is teaching at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where he prepared many international students for their own positions within the professional scene.
In 2002 Van Hauwe received the prestigious Dutch Prins Bernard Music Award for his complete oeuvre.