Belgian clarinetist Annelien Van Wauwe, a former BBC New Generation Artist and winner of the prestigious 2018 Borletti Buitoni Trust Award, 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, 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.