Annelien Van Wauwe is one of the most promising clarinetists of her generation. She studied with the internationally renowned soloist Sabine Meyer in Lübeck, Pascal Moragues in Paris, Alessandro Carbonare in Rome, as well as with Wenzel Fuchs and Ralf Forster in Berlin. As an additional source of inspiration the Belgian clarinetist took part in master classes with Yehuda Gilad. Moreover, Annelien Van Wauwe has a great affinity for historical performance and studied classical clarinet with Eric Hoeprich and Ernst Schlader.
From an early age on she has won numerous first prizes, among them in Lisbon, Turin, Brussels and Berlin. Her victory at the 61st International ARD Music Competition in Munich, in 2012, was a decisive step on her path towards recognition.
2015 Annelien Van Wauwe was nominated New Generation Artist by BBC. She will perform with the BBC Symphonic Orchestras, play debuts in the UK’s main concert venues and record a wide repertoire for BBC3. During the same year her cd with Lucas Blondeel ‘Weinberg Prokofiev Clarinet Sonatas’ was released with the label GENUIN.
Annelien Van Wauwe has been awarded a number of fellowships and scholarships from organisations such as the Ad Infinitum Foundation Stockholm, SPES Brussels, Vocatio Brussels and the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund. 2014 she won the scholarship of the Fondation d’Entreprise de la Banque Populaire Paris. One year later Annelien Van Wauwe received the Klara Award from the flemish Radio.
Annelien Van Wauwe has performed at leading international festivals, including the Lucerne Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Festspiele Mecklenburg- Vorpommern, the Kissinger Sommer and the Festival de Radio France in Montpellier.
As a soloist, Annelien Van Wauwe has performed with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, SWR Stuttgart, the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, the Munich Chamber Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. She has also appeared in prestigious halls such as the Philharmonie Berlin, the Konzerthaus Vienna, the Tonhalle Zürich and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.