Belgian clarinetist Annelien Van Wauwe, a former BBC New Generation Artist, is renowned for her performances of repertoire on both modern and period clarinets. She is considered to be one of the most exciting and original clarinetists of her generation.
From an early age, she has won numerous international competitions. Her joint first prize award at the 61st International ARD Music Competition in Munich, in 2012, was a decisive step towards international recognition.
Since then, Annelien has performed with many leading orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Symphonic and Philharmonic Orchestras.
Annelien has made regular appearances at prestigious halls in Europe including: the Tonhalle Zürich, Bozar Brussels, the Philharmonie Berlin, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Konzerthaus Vienna, the Wigmore Hall and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
In 2014, Annelien Van Wauwe played a highly acclaimed debut with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin in the Philharmonie Berlin performing Aaron Copland's clarinet concerto.
She was awarded a ‘Klara’ prize from Flemish Radio and has released a CD with clarinet sonatas by Weinberg and Prokofiev (Genuin 2015).
Annelien Van Wauwe has a strong affinity for contemporary music and regularly premiers new pieces. Manfred Trojahn’s ‘Sonata V’ was premiered in 2017 for BBCRadio3. In the same year she made her BBC Prom’s debut at the Royal Albert Hall.
Annelien is a regular guest at international festivals such as the Lucerne Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the BBC Proms, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Festival de Radio France in Montpellier.
She originally studied -amongst others- with Sabine Meyer who invited her to play a tour with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra under Andrew Manze. She also participated in master classes with Yehuda Gilad and studied period music with Eric Hoeprich and Ernst Schlader.