Paul Leenhouts holds a Soloist Diploma from the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, where he was on the faculty as professor for recorder from 1993 to 2011. He is a member of the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet which was founded in 1978. Many composers have been inspired to write for the Quartet, which has helped to create a new repertoire for the recorder. The ensemble received the prestigious Edison Award for two Decca London recordings. Mr. Leenhouts, who founded the contemporary music collective Blue Iguana in 2002, is also composer and arranger of several works for recorder. His works have been published by Moeck Verlag, Ascolta and ¡Huzza! Editions. In 1986 he initiated the Open Holland Recorder Festival Utrecht and from 1990 he has been director of the International Baroque Institute at Longy, Cambridge, MA. His special interest in renaissance consort repertoire led to the foundation of The Royal Wind Music in 1997. In 2004 Mr. Leenhouts was director of the First European Recorder Performance Festival in Amsterdam. Next to performing numerous concerts and coaching workshops within the early music field he also regularly appears with contemporary and music theatre groups, such as Musikfabrik, Nederlands Vocaal Laboratorium, ZT Hollandia and NT Gent. In August 2010 Paul Leenhouts was appointed director of Early Music Studies and the UNT Baroque Orchestra at the University of North Texas.
ReFleXions: ancient & contemporary works for recorder solo
Paul Leenhouts, Denton TX
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