Wim Hoogewerf, guitarist
After studying harmony, counterpoint, analysis, teaching and the history of
music in Amsterdam, he was awarded an unanimous first prize for guitar in
Dick Visser's class in 1980. He then studied under Oscar Cáceres and Betho
Davezac in Paris and Per-Olof Johnson at the Royal School of Music in
Copenhagen. With Caroline Delume he forms the guitarduo Le Duo Nono which is
based in Paris.
His repertory is extensive, including both classical music and contemporary
works by composers such as Louis Andriessen, Berio, Carrillo,
Carter, Cisternino, Giacometti, Alois Hába,
Leeuw, Miroglio, Murail, van Oosten, Scelsi, Tippett, Takemitsu and Visser,
giving the first performances of some.
He has appeared as a soloist in concerts and recitals in the Amsterdam
Concertgebouw, the Carnegie Recital Hall in New York, the Gaudeamus
Festival, the International Contemporary Guitar Week in Amsterdam, Radio
France, the Ircam in Paris, the American Festival of Microtonal Music in
New York, the MicroFest in Los Angeles, and concert tours in Germany, Denmark,
France, Iceland, Italy and Japan. He currently teaches at the
Conservatories of Bagnolet and Montreuil, both near Paris.
"... a guitarist of uncommon skill, dignity and enterprise."
New York Times, 4 May 1986
Wim Hoogewerf with his Vogt-guitar with moveable frets.