Annelien Van Wauwe is a Belgian clarinet player, who studied with Sabine Meyer in Lübeck, Pascal Moragues in Paris, Alessandro Carbonare in Rome and Wenzel Fuchs and Ralf Forster in Berlin. She is a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and has won numerous prizes, among which the Second Prize award at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich in 2012, a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2018, and an Opus Klassik as Best Young Artist 2020 for her album ‘Belle Epoque’.
Van Wauwe has performed with various internationally renowned orchestras, including the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, the BBC Symphonic and Philharmonic Orchestras, Brussels Philharmonic and Antwerp Symphony Orchestra.
In 2018, she co-founded the Brussels-based CAROUSEL Chamber Music Ensemble, which performs existing and new chamber pieces at the highest level. Furthermore, Van Wauwe's interest in contemporary music has inspired composers Manfred Trojahn and Wim Henderickx to write new compositions for her.
Annelien Van Wauwe regularly gives masterclasses and teaches at the Royal Conservatoires of Antwerp and The Hague.
(photo © Joëlle Van Autreve & Marco Borggreve)