Henk Lauwers

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Henk Lauwers is a classical baritone singer (lyric baritone), born in Ypres, Belgium in 1956.[1]

As a very young boy soprano Lauwers performed under direction of Benjamin Britten his War Requiem. Later he studied classical flute but gained international fame as a classical baritone singer. One of his most notable performances has been his live interpretation of Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies in a Transparent Muziektheater production directed by Ian Burton.



  • Prize Alpaerts for Chamber Music
  • Prize Emmu Luart
  • Finalist Bellini-concours
  • Prize Victor Ligley 1997 for contribution to contemporary work


(labels Antler, Naxos, Erato, Classic Talent, Sony BMG, Ariola Classic)


  1. ^ Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen
  2. ^ McCants (2003) p. 68


  • Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen, Biography: Henk Lauwers (in Dutch)
  • McCants, Clyde T., Opera for libraries: a guide to core works, audio and video recordings, books and serials, McFarland, 2003. ISBN 0-7864-1442-1

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