Walter van Hauwe

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Walter van Hauwe
Background information
Born (1948-11-16) 16 November 1948 (age 70)
GenresEarly music, Contemporary music, Education
Associated actsSour Cream

Walter van Hauwe (born 16 November 1948) is a Dutch recorder player.

Biography and career[edit]

After lessons at the music school of Delft, where his father was director Pierre van Hauwe, Hauwe studied recorder with Frans Brüggen at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Working with Kees Boeke he developed a controversial education system called the BLOK (block) system.[1] He has been a professor of recorder at the Sweelinck Conservatory since 1971, and also teaches historical performance at the Royal College of Music.[2]

In 2002 he received the Dutch Prins Bernard Music Award.

Hauwe has performed or worked with Quadro Hotteterre, Little Consort, Sour Cream, and Maarten Altena Ensemble. He has recorded for Telefunken, Vanguard, Columbia-Denon, RCA, CBS, Attacca and Channel Classics/Moeck.

He is the author of The Modern Recorder Player, published by Schott.[3]


  1. ^ "BLOK History". Recorder Department Amsterdam Conservatory. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Walter van Hauwe Profile". Royal College of Music. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Catalogue of Recorder Repertoire". Stichting Blokfluit. Retrieved 9 June 2015.


  • O'Kelly, Eve (1990). The Recorder Today. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521366607.