|Steven Vanhauwaert, Belgium, 2012|
Tour Dates: 6 June - 17 June, 2012
Hailed by the Los Angeles Times for his 'impressive clarity, sense of structure and monster technique', Mr Steven Vanhauwaert has garnered a wide array of accolades, amongst which the Maurice Lefranc award, the Rotary Prize, the Galiot Prize and the USC Concerto Competition. In October 2004 he won the Grand Prize at the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, which enabled him to tour through the US and Hungary.
Vanhauwaert conducted his piano studies in Brussels at the Royal Conservatory under the auspices of Boyan Vodenitcharov. He continued his musical development in Los Angeles with professors Kevin Fitz-Gerald, James Bonn and John Perry at the USC Thornton School of Music.
To date Vanhauwaert has appeared in major venues with orchestras such as the Pacific Symphony, the Flemish Symphony, the USC Symphony, the Bryan Symphony, Collegium Instrumentale, the Concord Jazz Ensemble, the Auburn Symphony, the Eastern Sierra Chamber Orchestra, the Peninsula Symphony and Prima la Musica, amongst others. His China debut tour in June 2010, culminating with a debut at the renowned National Performing Center for the Arts in Beijing, was received by great critical acclaim.
Vanhauwert performs frequently throughout Europe and the US, both as a solo artist and in chamber music ensembles. Vanhauwaert has been a frequent guest in festivals such as: the Jacaranda Music Festival, the Festival of Flanders, the Eastern Sierra Music Festival, Musik Zentral, the Malibu Coast Music Festival, the Sundays-at-two series, the Sundays Live Series, the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music and Euterpe, among many others. He has been invited to perform in major concert venues such as the Concertgebouw Brugge, Bovard Auditorium in Los Angeles, the Singel of Antwerp, the Great Hall of the Brussels Conservatory, the Great Hall of the Budapest Liszt Conservatory, as well as numerous other prestigious venues in Bulgaria, Hungary, China, the US, the Netherlands, France, Canada, Austria and Spain.
Vanhauwaert's performances are broadcast regularly on networks: K-MZT, K-CSN, K-USC, WHKB, W-UOT, K-UAT and KLARA.