Wouter Koelewijn, organist & harpsichordist
Wouter Koelewijn is an organist and harpsichordist from the Netherlands. At the age of twelve, he started his career as a church organist. He studied the organ with Reitze Smits and Bernard Winsemius, improvisation with Jan Raas and the harpsichord with Siebe Henstra at the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands. He obtained his master’s degree in music with distinction.
Wouter Koelewijn has a broad repertoire, which stretches from the earliest keyboard music up to, and including, the latest compositions. He pays particular attention to creating original and well-balanced concert programs. Koelewijn has a special affinity for renaissance and baroque music. He won prizes at various music competitions, including the prestigious international competition for early music, Musica Antiqua Bruges.
As a performing artist and concert organiser, Wouter Koelewijn strives for innovation and broadening of the organ culture. He was a founding member of the Connecting Arts Foundation (Stichting Voor de Wind), which commissioned many new compositions for the organ and put on six music festivals and numerous pioneering, interdisciplinary productions.
At the Utrecht Dom church, Koelewijn was active for over ten years as an organist of the evensongs, second organist for the Sunday morning services and accompanist and continuo player for the concert series. As a concert organist, he performs in international organ recital series and music festivals. He also performs as an accompanist and continuo player on the organ and harpsichord.